Returning Citizens

Returning Citizens focuses on a group of individuals released from prison who are looking for a second chance. From freshly returning individuals struggling to rebuild their lives, to community leaders working to end the ongoing cycle of crime and violence, the stories unveiled in Returning Citizens offer proof that change is possible when the right opportunities are presented.

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Criminal Justice System
The federal prison population in the United States has increased 700% since 1980. An Obama Administration policy was created to decrease the population and focus on returning inmates to their communities.