Overcoming The Record

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Updated: 5/31/2012 7:53 pm
Getting a job as our country climbs out of a recession can be tough, so imagine searching for work with a record also hanging over your head.  A community outreach center, the SHARE Center, conducted a job fair Thursday aimed at helping ex offenders.
 
"I'm 32, going on 33, and I'm finally seeing the streets for the first time so you go through a culture shock,” said Lamar Donaldson who was released from prison May 1.  He had been locked up for 14 years on a manslaughter conviction.
 
“I came down a long road so you want to be able to stay on the right path,” said Donaldson as he filled out an application.  “You want to be able to take care of yourself and feed yourself."
 
The job fair was the idea of a volunteer at the center who can relate to those who came looking for help.  "I'm a convicted felon and I’m a recovering addict so I've had doors shut in my face and that's a messed up feeling to have a door shut in your face because of your past,” said Gina Howard.
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