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Double discrimination? The impact of criminal records on people from BAME backgrounds

EQUAL welcomes Double discrimination? The impact of criminal records on people from black, Asian and minority ethnicity backgrounds, a timely report from the Unlock charity. Based on a survey of 221 former offenders, Unlock found that respondents faced multiple difficulties as a result of their criminal record. 79% cited employment as one of the main problems they faced. More than three quarters felt their ethnic background had made the problems they faced as result of their criminal record harder. According to Unlock nearly three quarters of national companies still ask about criminal records at job application stage.

The report can be downloaded from the Unlock website:

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