Each year an average of more than 12,000 people are released from prison in Virginia. State regulations make it nearly impossible for many of them, and others with conviction records, to find good paying employment.
In Virginia, there are 127 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 76 mandatory employment restrictions.
The employment category with the most restrictions in Virginia is Education, with 34
mandatory restrictions for any felony. Occupations restricted in that category include any public or private school employment, which includes goodpaying jobs like Secondary School Teachers, which has a median wage of $27.78 per hour.