Prisoner to manager. Inmate to leader. It can happen, and it starts with a second chance. For the one in four U.S. adults who have been arrested, convicted, or incarcerated, the likelihood they’ll be called back or offered a job is reduced by nearly 50 percent. Without a stable job, people often return to crime and end up back in prison in a bitter cycle otherwise known as recidivism.
That’s why we at Dave’s Killer Bread created the Second Chance Project: to challenge perceptions about hiring people with criminal backgrounds who are ready change their lives for the better.
Second Chance Employment isn’t a new idea for us; it’s been baked into our DNA for more than a decade. One in three of our Oregon bakery employee-partners has a criminal history. They hold positions ranging from entry level jobs to management roles responsible for critical bakery operations. Their success inspired us to raise awareness beyond our bakery walls and invite your participation.
Second Chance Employment changes lives. Get involved.
The new story collection website was created in partnership with The Last Mile, the web development shop inside San Quentin State Prison.