Oscar Bennett, 60, has found jobs, despite a criminal record that includes a federal drug conviction, but he thinks employers are nonetheless biased. “A lot of them look at all that, and they they think that, if you have a record, you are uneducated,” he says. Bennett wanted a job as a line cook, but ended up as a $9-an-hour dishwasher instead. “That’s not enough to pay my bills,” he says. So he’s looking for a second job or a better one. He was last in prison 10 years ago. He lives in West Baltimore and has worked in a hotel and a country club.