Building new options for ex-prisoners

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Economic development professionals in urban areas often face a serious challenge of finding new employment for people coming out of prison. In recent years, our prison population has exploded with the widespread adoption of mandatory sentencing.

This incarceration policy creates an economic development problem on the other end of the pipeline. Here's a good example of what Oakland, California is trying to do to reintegrate its former prisoners into the local economy. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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