Recession Could Trigger Flood Of Ex-Convicts Re-Entering Society

04/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In 2000, when Glenn Martin was leaving prison in upstate Attica, N.Y., after serving six years for robbery, the correctional officer thanked him in a way he'd never forget: "He said my being there helped pay for his boat, and that when my son came there, he would help pay for his son's boat."

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