Home After Prison
The New York Times
June 21, 2016

A New York Times opinion editorial from Nick Turner, President of the Vera Institute for Justice on the importance of housing during reentry.

“Nationwide, more than 600,000 people return from prison each year and try to rebuild their lives. The only viable option for many of them is public housing. But local housing authorities across the country write their own rules. And they routinely bar applicants with criminal convictions — and often people with mere arrest records. That means these policies can affect the nearly one in three Americans who have some kind of criminal record.”

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