How Ex-Inmates’ Debts Hamper Reentering Society

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When David Silva returned in 2006 from serving 38 months in a New Jersey prison for offenses related to his substance abuse, he faced more than $35,000 in debt to the government for his prosecutions and stints in prison. He later filed for bankruptcy. This path from prison to bankruptcy is all too common, write Larry Schwartztol of Harvard Law School and Abby Shafroth . . .

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