May 14, 2016

MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE RELEASED FROM PRISON EACH YEAR, AND THERE ARE WAYS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR TRANSITION BACK TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD


MORE THAN 600-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE RELEASED FROM PRISON EACH YEAR, AND THERE ARE WAYS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR TRANSITION BACK TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD. REPORTER PAULA REID EXPLAINS HOW THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE INMATES DON'T GO BACK BEHIND BARS.  DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL SALLY YATES SAYS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON IS OFTEN FINDING THAT FIRST JOB.   YATES SAYS STRONG FAMILY TIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO PREVENT PRISONERS FROM REOFFENDING WHEN THEY GET OUT. THE BUREAU OF PRISONS IS TRYING TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR INMATES TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEIR FAMILIES THROUGH VIDEO CHATS   THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ALSO TRYING TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR WOMEN LIKE SHAWNA TO GET A JOB AFTER THEY GET OUT OF PRISON -- A RULE PROPOSING THAT FEDERAL AGENCIES CANT ASK ABOUT CRIMINAL HISTORIES

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