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Inside and Out: A Young Woman's Story of Life after Prison

More than half of the young people who get out of Illinois' youth prisons end up back inside. This week, as we kick off our series Inside and Out, we're following one young woman who's been locked up twice.

We began Angelica's story yesterday. She's 19. She was released last fall to the care of her family – her mother, step-dad and two younger brothers. But the pull of Angelica's old life was strong. She wanted to stay out, to party with friends. That didn't cut it with Angelica's mother. Now Angelica is pretty much homeless, and making choices that make it even harder to stay out of prison. WBEZ's Adriene Hill continues Angelica's story.

Warning: This story contains language that may be offensive to some listeners.

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