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Life After Prison

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.