Parolees looking for new beginning but face familiar obstacles
When parolees step out of jail, reentry into society can create many challenges. Natalie Moore chronicles how each year thousands of adult parolees from Illinois prisons return to a handful of Chicago neighborhoods. Many of these neighborhoods already have high rates of violence, unemployment and poverty. The large number of parolees in these areas becomes a collective burden increasingly hard to bear. Return to a familiar neighborhood can sometimes be a slippery hinder the process of finding steady employment and building a new future. Life After Innocence Center Life Antoine Day explains how programs like his can help ease this transition.
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