“Ex-Prisoner Advocate” NY Times story

A former lobbyist convicted of bribery, Richard Lipsky served a 3 month sentence and then became an advocate of criminal justice reform, particularly focussed on barriers to employment for former prisoners.

But when a labor union expressed interest in retaining him as a consultant on such issues, he found himself blocked by one of those barriers: a law barring people convicted of certain crimes, including bribery, from advising unions until 13 years after their release.

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