Regulations in the District of Columbia make it nearly impossible for many people with conviction records to find good paying employment.

In the District of Columbia, there are 75 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 53 mandatory employment restrictions.

The employment category with the most restrictions in the District of Columbia is Health Care, with 13 mandatory restrictions for any felony. Occupations restricted in that category include good-paying jobs like Pharmacists, which has a median wage of $55.19 per hour.



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