Each year an average of nearly 6,000 people are released from prison in Connecticut. State regulations make it nearly impossible for many of them, and others with conviction records, to find good paying employment.

In Connecticut, there are 57 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 31 mandatory employment restrictions.

The employment category with the most restrictions in Connecticut is Law Enforcement & Security, with nine mandatory restrictions for any felony. Occupations restricted in that category include jobs like Security Guards, which has a median wage of $13.35 per hour.



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