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FirstFollowers Is Raising Money to Meet the Simple, But Critical, Needs of Returning Citizens


Securing help, even for the most simplest things, isn’t guaranteed for lots of returning citizens. I once listened to a talk by Troy Williams, who served 18 years in the California prison system, and he ended by pointing out that the state spent (conservatively) $900,000 keeping him locked up and then one the day of release handed him $200 and waved him off at the prison gate. 492 more words

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Tamms prison likely to remain closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Little support seems to exist for reopening a super-maximum prison in southern Illinois that has been closed for more than two years. 104 more words