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Ex-con asks Youngstown council to remove convictions from job apps



Published: Wed, March 19, 2014 @ 9:10 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Akim Lattermore, released from state prison in 1995 after serving five years, says she’s spent the time after her release struggling to find steady employment.

Convicted of aggravated robbery and receiving stolen property, Lattermore of Youngstown said she’s only been able to find part-time and seasonal work since her release.

She was among three ex-convicts who spoke at today’s city council meeting urging its members to approve a resolution on a policy that removes questions about criminal convictions from city employment applications.

Mayor John A. McNally, who sponsored the resolution, said his administration would move quickly to remove the question.

Before hiring, the city would require that person to pay the $50 for a criminal background check from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the FBI. If a person has a criminal record, McNally would make the final decision on hiring.

Council voted 7-0 in favor of the resolution.

For the complete story, read Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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