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In Your Hands [electronic resource]: Life After Prison

For ex-convicts, the road back into society is paved with good intentions. But a freed prisoner's plans for the future can quickly go awry, and the local support system, if one exists, may be just as ineffectual. Do public services provide what a former inmate needs? Is the "system" a safety net or a trap, every bit as confining as prison? This film documents two case studies in which the end of incarceration means not only a fresh start but also a new phase of hardship, hard luck, and hard-won dignity. Jailed since her mid-20s and emerging with nothing but the clothes on her back, Kim is soon spending her nights on a park bench. Will she fare better or worse than Xavier, who has served 13 years for murder? Where does a young man with that kind of record find a decent job? By the end [...]
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2011
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Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Law [electronic resource]: The Killing of Trayvon Martin

After the release of 911 calls, demonstrators gathered in Sanford, Florida. In March 2012 to demand the arrest of the neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman who shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez and The Miami Herald's Frances Robles discuss why a Florida law could make filing charges against the shooter more difficult. Origina?
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2012