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b&b53 The Challenges of Life After Prison | The PIC Series, Part 4

For every one person in prison, there are two people who were formerly incarcerated. That means there are 5 million people in the United States who have to check that box on a job application, 5 million people who struggle to find and keep a place to live, 5 million people who are immediately identified by one of their biggest mistakes. It’s no wonder that 3 out of 4 former inmates end up back in prison within 5 years.

In our final part of our series on the Prison Industrial Complex, we talk about the challenges prisoners face when being released.