“People are judgmental,” Chatman confesses, “people that don’t know. I don’t want anybody to look at me as the ‘ex-con.’ I want them to look at me as the person I am now. I’m a supervisor, I’m a good employee, I’m an employer, I even hire and I fire, so I want them to look at me as that.”
With the help of New York Cares‘ Career for the Formerly Incarcerated program, many more people like Bilal can have opportunities to re-enter the current workforce.
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