Ex-Inmates Face Years of “Invisible Punishment”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17333-2003May20.html?nav=hptop_tb Many of the 625,000 former prisoners who return to U.S. society this year will face crushing obstacles in finding work and housing and repairing fractured family ties, the Washington Post reports on conclusions of a new study. The Washington, D.C.-based Sentencing Project, says returning inmates often face so many restrictions that the conditions amount to more years of "invisible punishment." The study warned that their chances of staying . . .

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