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'Beyond Bars' Amid Bad Times

More than 600,000 people are released from U.S. prisons every year. But imagine re-entering society in today's economy as a convicted felon. Jeffery Ian Ross and Stephen C. Richards, the authors of the book Beyond Bars, offer insights on a successful reentry into society, the local community and the job market.

Jeffrey Ian Ross is an associate professor of criminology, criminal justice and forensic studies and a fellow at the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore.

Stephen C. Richards is a professor of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh — and formerly spent nine years in federal custody, including some time in a maximum-security prison.

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