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Life After Prison

If Prison Is A Place People You Love Go

Dominique Matti | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices
Dominique Matti

You know a bail bondsman before you know how to drive. You've been in waiting rooms for visits and releases. You know about barriers, tangible and translucent  --  a hell on both sides of the glass. You know what not to talk about, what will never be talked about, what needs to be talked about.

How to Rebuild Credit After Being Released From Prison

NerdWallet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
NerdWallet

By Virginia C. McGuire Perhaps you're among the estimated 650,000 people who are released from prison each year in the United States, according to th...

These Ex-Cons Are Helping Troubled Youth Avoid The Missteps That Landed Them In Prison

Mic | Darnell L. Moore | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact

Every hero has a past. When we think of formerly incarcerated people, we often focus on their previous actions rather than their humanity. The ter...

His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years

The Daily Beast | Justin Rohrlich | Posted 01.03.2015 | Black Voices

I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts. Sprung from prison in August after d...

Out Of Prison, But Not Free (VIDEO)

Colorlines | Kai Wright | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

Most of us understand how hard it is for someone to resume life after a stint of incarceration. We’ve heard about the profound barriers ex-offenders...

The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Marc Mauer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Marc Mauer

If policymakers are not moved by hungry children and unfair consequences for communities of color, they should at least be persuaded by this: Bans on public benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals are counterproductive.

Life After Prison: How One Man Found Redemption Through Fatherhood

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

When Abrigal Forrester got out of prison, he immediately got a job as a janitor at MIT, and ultimately became Program Coordinator for Street Safe Boston, an organization working to reduce violence in the most dangerous areas of the city.