At 17, James Thomas killed someone during a robbery. He was released after serving 30 years in prison, and says the toughest part about freedom was finding a job.
Anyone convicted of a crime can have a hard time even getting an interview, let alone a job. That's because most applications ask job seekers to check a box if they've been convicted of a crime. If they check the box, in many cases they get no further. But as of July 1, under the so-called "ban the box" bill signed by Gov. Brown, state and local government employers can no longer ask that question on job applications. Reporter: Scott Shafer