Each year an average of more than 4,000 people are released from prison in Idaho. State regulations make it nearly impossible for many of them, and others with conviction records, to find good paying employment.

In Idaho, there are 145 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 24 mandatory employment restrictions.

The employment category with the most restrictions in Idaho is Health Care, with 71 mandatory restrictions for any felony. Occupations restricted in that category include good-paying jobs like Veterinarians, which has a median wage of $37.98 per hour.



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