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Prison Reforms Prepare Military Veterans For Reintegration After Incarceration

June 25, 2018

6:06 PM

25 June 2018

6:06 PM

ENFIELD, CT – MAY 03: Television news features Donald Trump over a prisoner’s bunk at the Veterans Unit of the Cybulski Rehabilitation Center on May 3, 2016 in Enfield, Connecticut. Connecticut is one of only four states where voting rights are restored to convicted criminals immediately upon completion of their prison and parole time. The Veterans Unit houses some 110 inmates, all U.S. military veterans convicted of crimes ranging from petty larceny to murder. Prisoners at the unit typically have less than two years left on their sentences. The unit is part of a Connecticut Department of Correction program to turn some prisons into reintegration centers to prepare inmates for successful re-entry into society. Criminal justice and prison reforms are taking hold with bi-partisan support nationwide in an effort to reduce prison populations and recidivism. The state’s criminal justice reforms fall under Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s “Second Chance Society” legislation. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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