Each year an average of nearly 33,000 people are released from prison in Florida. State regulations make it nearly impossible for many of them, and others with conviction records, to find good paying employment.

In Florida, there are 168 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 77 mandatory employment restrictions. The employment category with the most restrictions in Florida is Banking, with 19 mandatory restrictions for any felony.

Occupations restricted in that category include good-paying jobs like Mortgage Brokers, which has an average salary of $49,995 per year in Florida, according to PayScale.47




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