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Collateral Consequences: Unemployment, homelessness, and educational opportunties among formerly incarcerated people

employment report thumbnail The negative consequences of incarceration continue long after a person leaves the prison walls. In a first-of-its-kind series of reports, we look at how formerly incarcerated people struggle to access basic needs — jobs, housing, and educational opportunities — when they are released:



Mass incarceration, state by state

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.




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