Federal Laws Hamper Successful Inmate Re-Entry

As high-school graduates with low-wage jobs, the Washington Post reports, Alisha Woods of West Haven, Ct., and her boyfriend are well-suited to benefit from President Bush’s $1.5 billion initiative to promote marriage among low-income couples. But Woods’s boyfriend is an ex-convict, and federal policies make marriage more difficult for ex-felons after their release from prison.
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