Toney Earl Jr.’s Incarceration Almost Stopped Him From Getting A Job. His Success Shows Why Businesses Need to Implement Fair Hiring Practices.

Toney Earl Jr. was 25 years old when he was convicted for felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Though he had never been to prison before, he was sentenced to 42 months in a New York state correctional facility. He would serve 31 months of that sentence. When he was released in 2008, he needed a job.