Why Diversity & Inclusion Ignore the Formerly Incarcerated

Do you believe in second chances?

Find out what the DEI space is Doing for the Formerly Incarcerated

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • Why Stigma Plays a role in excluding the Formerly Incarcerated
  • How the Formerly Incarcerated have skills that are not being used
  • The social issues that organisations may not want to address and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

DEI seems to have ignored the formerly incarcerated

“What is DEI if it’s not all about addressing the experience of stigmatised groups. But it appears that this particular group are being excluded by DEI professionals”

Mass incarceration implies systemic issues that are inconvenient

“You can probably accept that incarceration itself is part of a system and it’s important to examine our collective beliefs about the formerly incarcerated and the purpose of the system”

The Formerly incarcerated force us to confront our beliefs about second chances

“Still believe in second chances?”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

What is DEI Doing for the Formerly Incarcerated?

World Prison Populations 


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