Almost thirty years ago, Mr. Albert Dunn shot a man who had threatened his family. He was convicted of aggravated assault, and when the victim died two years later, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
After being released early from prison for good behavior, Mr. Dunn maintained employment through 10 years of probation, during which his supervisor consistently praised him as a “role model” employee. Outside of work, Mr. Dunn raised his two children on his own after his wife passed away, and he speaks frequently at community events to young people about the repercussions of violence and crime.
Unfortunately, Mr. Dunn was laid off after 23 years due to a reduction in workforce. He then applied for a job doing packing and shipping for Amazon.com in one of its fulfillment warehouses, but was turned down solely because of his decades-old conviction.