These Ex-Cons Are Helping Troubled Youth Avoid The Missteps That Landed Them In Prison

April 6, 2015 7:08 PM

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These Ex-Cons Are Helping Troubled Youth Avoid The Missteps That Landed Them In Prison

When we think of formerly incarcerated people, we often focus on their previous actions rather than their humanity. The term "criminal," which tends to be hurled at these people as an insult, brings to mind images of terrifying wrongdoers unworthy of respect or compassion.

But, with about 2.3 million people incarcerated, the United States has the world's largest prison population. And despite the fact that African-Americans and Hispanics make up only one quarter of the general U.S. population, combined they comprise 58% of the prison population, according to the NAACP...

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