‘I’ll Say I’m Home, I Won’t Say I’m Free’: Persistent Barriers to Housing, Employment, and Financial Security for Formerly Incarcerated People in Low-Income Communities of Color
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On February 12, 2011, Reginald was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola (Angola). After 28 years in prison Reginald left Angola with a $10 check and the clothes on his back. As required by law, Reginald needed to immediately obtain a state identification card, which costs $15. Ironically, he would need this $15 identification card to cash his $10 check. After nearly three decades in prison, Reginald walked out of Angola $5 behind...