Life after Prison Difficult to Navigate

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On any given day, more than 2 million people are behind bars across the United States. That’s the highest percentage for any country on Earth. But for the convicted offenders, their sentences don’t always “end” with release from prison. Life on the outside presents a myriad of challenges. What makes it so difficult for former inmates to reenter society? CCTV’s Roza Kazan reports.

Life after Prison Difficult to Navigate

Life after Prison Difficult to Navigate

On any given day, more than 2 million people are behind bars across the United States. That's the highest percentage for any country on Earth. But for the convicted offenders, their sentences don't always "end" with release from prison. Life on the outside is incredibly difficult to navigate. CCTV's Roza Kazan has Insight into what happens after freedom.

Legislation has now passed in nearly 50 cities and ten states across the U.S. called “ban the box.” It prevents employers from asking job applicants, up front, about a criminal history. It’s a legislative fight, happening all across the U.S., with a real impact on hundreds of thousands of people. CCTV’s Asieh Namdar reports.

Ban the Box: Laws to Stop Discrimination against Ex-Offenders

Ban the Box: Laws to Stop Discrimination against Ex-Offenders

As Roza mentioned, legislation has now passed in nearly 50 cities and ten states across the U.S. dubbed "ban the box." It prevents employers from asking job applicants, up front, about a criminal history. It's a legislative fight, happening all across the U-S, with a real impact on hundreds of thousands of people. Asieh Namdar is live in the newsroom with more.

Around the world at any given time, some three million people who have not been convicted of anything are also behind bars, still waiting for their date before a judge. CCTV’s Elaine Reyes discusses the issue with Martin Schoenteich, Senior Legal Officer at National Criminal Justice Reform.

Martin Schoenteich on Criminal Justice Reform

Martin Schoenteich on Criminal Justice Reform

Around the world at any given time, some three million people who have not been convicted of anything are also behind bars, still waiting for their date before a judge. I talked about the issue with Martin Schoenteich, Senior Legal Officer at National Criminal Justice Reform.