Second Chance Citizens
What if you committed an offense and served your time in prison - now what? Unfortunately, there are enormous challenges to re-entry. One of the hardest is finding a job. The vast majority of employers won’t even let a a person with a criminal record apply. Parole requires a steady residence, but affordable housing requires background checks. There's a catch-22 at every turn. It’s no wonder that approximately two thirds of prisoners are projected to be rearrested within the first three years of release. This vicious cycle makes our community less safe, greatly affects children of incarcerated parents, and gives a life sentence to men and women who’s sentence is already over. Second Chance Citizens illustrates that this doesn’t have to be the case. It’s a success story of a man who re-enters society and supports his family due to an employer giving him a chance. This story can be re-created. This can happen all over America. We want to share his story with you. Do you believe in second chances?