The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Help Formerly Incarcerated People Thrive

Advocacy group Root & Rebound helps the formerly incarcerated navigate the legal barriers to creating a successful life outside prison walls.

Obama Announces Federal 'Ban the Box' Measure, Other Criminal Justice Reforms

President Obama: “We’ve gotta make sure Americans who’ve paid their debt to society can earn their second chance.”

Out of Prison, but Not Free [Video]

Men leaving Louisiana’s infamous Angola penitentiary describe the emotional and psychological hurdles they face after years of incarceration.

Man Rescues Baby Girl; Still Can't Lose 'Ex-Con' Status

Media coverage shows high price of a second chance for men and women who’ve done time

In New Documentary, Men Are Out of Jail But Still Imprisoned

Director El Sawyer says home is just another kind of prison–and that’s the problem

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

Has “ban the box” legislation helped you?

Why's This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

To show solidarity and compassion for the formerly incarcerated

Who's Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

Joe Jones on helping young men of color achieve economic success

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

New state-level effort looks at changing that