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Can a ex-felon ever return to normal life

It has been said that ‘the degree of civilization of a society can be judged by entering its prisons” (1597) Over time the federal system lay testament to this humanity by ensuring that prisoners are housed, clothed, feed, and treated justly and fairly while in prisons throughout the country. Having been warehoused in Illinois prisons for many years and released in 2010, this states treatment of ex-offenders trying to ...more »

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RE-ENTRY AND HOUSING

By any standards, folks who are re-entering their communities after incarceration do not have an easy time integrating back into their neighborhoods. The extraordinary difficulties include internal baggage they carry from the experience of prison, family and social disruption, absence of opportunities in the community, and reputations (with themselves and others) as criminals and outsiders. They ordinarily get no reliable ...more »

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Provide stability for the formerly incarcerated

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is encouraging Public Housing Authorities around the country to loosen their restrictions on allowing formerly incarcerated people to access housing. People who have worked to change their lives need stable housing to rebuild their life and avoid recidivism. CHA should be a national leader in providing housing for people who have paid their debt to society. All of our communities are safer ...more »

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