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October 16, 2005

"WHEREAS formerly incarcerated people represent a workforce experienced in disciplined, structured environments ... "

-- from a resolution passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, requiring the city and county to stop asking prospective hires if they're ex-cons.

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In commenting on said policy, the website Independent Sources (independent sources. com) recommends that managers substitute the following questions in job interviews:

"Do you know how to make a shank?"

"Why did you relocate to Lompoc in 1995?"

"What's that GPS bracelet doing around your ankle?"

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