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By Justin Stabley
More than 70 million Americans have an arrest or criminal record that in many cases prevent them from getting housing, work and reconnecting with their families after incarceration. Those challenges are the subject of a NewsHour documentary premiering Wednesday on…
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Mike Fritz
For the past few years, the NewsHour has been reporting on issues facing the formerly incarcerated, like getting a job, housing and healthcare. Next week those issues are front and center in a PBS NewsHour documentary called “Searching for Justice:…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson, Claire Mufson
Every year about 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons. As part of our "Searching for Justice" series, Amna Nawaz spoke with formerly incarcerated people about the difficulties older men and women face after decades behind bars, and…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
Every year, more than 600,000 people leave state and federal prisons in the United States and millions more cycle in and out of jails. Many of those individuals find that even though they have served their time, they still are…
By Nicole Ellis
By Roby Chavez, Maea Lenei Buhre
The cases of some of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates are receiving renewed attention. A group of now-elderly men called the "10/6 lifers," who were promised parole after serving 10 years and six months. But the state reneged on these deals and…
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson
People face many challenges after incarceration — from getting healthcare to reconnecting with family. But even for those who have been wrongfully convicted and then freed — those same challenges exist. Ricky Kidd's experience is one such example. Amna Nawaz…
By Amna Nawaz, Lena I. Jackson, Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson
The number of women behind bars has risen dramatically in the U.S. over the last four decades. Amna Nawaz and producer Lena Jackson examine why so many women in prison are survivors of domestic violence, and why the trauma left…
More than 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal or arrest record. For many, that can prevent them from passing a background check and getting a job. Amna Nawaz profiles one woman’s fight to overcome her past, and prove…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz, Lena I. Jackson
Returning to society after incarceration is challenging for anyone, but the difficulties only multiply for older Americans coming out of prison. Amna Nawaz reports on the many hurdles these individuals can face after decades behind bars. This report is part…
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