Prisoner re-entry seriesPart I: Job programs try to help inmates start off right

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Nationally the phrase “prisoner re-entry” has become a buzz word. Over the past decade millions of dollars, both public and private, have been spent on programs designed to reduce the human traffic surging in and out through the revolving prison doors. The most recent study in Wisconsin shows that more than a third of inmates released wind up back in prison within three years.In the first of a 5 part series, Gil Halsted reports on one of the latest efforts in Milwaukee to at least slow down the revolving door…

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