Ban the Box

After reading another post in this group by John, I was reminded of the "Ban the Box" movement, largely based off of the research of a professor at the University. The goals of this movement is to remove the "box" on many job applications that ask about prior convictions. Having to specify this has been known to make it far more difficult for the formerly convicted and incarcerated to find work and reassimilate. In recent news, Colorado has joined the movement in terms of passing Ban the Box legislation. I am interested to hear what others in the caucus thinks of this movement, its goals, and the research and results it has created.