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9 Feb 2021 – 12:32 PM EST

His history of persecution and torture serve as an inspiration for helping others

Edinson Calderon received an almost fatal beating by the police in his country of Venezuela. He escaped and passed through four countries before crossing the border into the United States, where he was quickly taken into ICE custody. He was placed in solitary confinement on "suicide watch." Now he helps other detainees in immigrant centers get through those trying times by sending them letters. Puedes leer esta historia en español.
7 Oct 2020 – 01:25 PM EDT
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Less punishment and more rehabilitation: how to help formerly incarcerated people readjust to freedom, according to experts

It’s not just about keeping former inmates off a criminal path, but also about opening avenues which offer them a sense of purpose and real opportunities to succeed. Excessive punishments for minor offenses and complicated, hard-to-follow rules can be counterproductive. Education is key to transforming the system, but isn’t the only option. Various experts offer their solutions. Leer este texto en español
23 Jun 2020 – 07:34 PM EDT
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Blacks and Hispanics are more than three times more likely than whites to go to prison in the U.S.: here are the reasons

Socioeconomic level, implicit police prejudice, categorization, immigration and drug crimes are some of causes for the over-representation of Hispanics in jails and prisons. With the help of experts, we show you some of the reasons for this disparity. Leer este texto en español
23 Jun 2020 – 07:33 PM EDT
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No money, no food, no home: the first three days of freedom are key to whether you go back to prison or stay out

The first 72 hours determine what the new life will be like. Where to sleep, who to call, how to pay for transportation, who to ask for a favor are some of the challenges faced by people leaving prison. They become such difficult moments that during the first two weeks, there is a very high chance of dying, as much as 13 times higher than that of someone else who hasn’t been in prison. These four testimonials show how complicated this Second Chance(*) can be. Aquí puedes leer este artículo en español
30 Abr 2020 – 12:05 PM EDT
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These classes in prison taught him to live in freedom: Zachary Manuz’s story

The third time was the charm, but not because of luck or the popular saying; rather, it was thanks to Inside-Out, a program in which prisoners share their education with non-imprisoned college students. “It was a powerful, transforming process,” he said. Aquí puedes leer este artículo en español
13 Dic 2019 – 05:24 PM EST

These are the 10 most common obstacles faced by Latinos leaving prison

Getting an ID, housing and a stable job are some of the most frequent barriers preventing a formerly incarcerated person from staying out of prison for good. For Hispanics, machismo is an obstacle, while families are a key factor in safeguarding this ‘Second chance’ (*). (Lee este artículo en español)
11 Nov 2019 – 03:29 PM EST

Univision fellowship offers six months of training and journalism experience to formerly incarcerated people

Fellows must live in California, Arizona, and Florida. Email a resume, a cover letter, 2 professional or academic references, and no more than 3 work samples (if available; not required) to unicontigo@univision.net. Deadline to Apply: December 2.
5 Nov 2019 – 06:13 PM EST

The first year after leaving prison is harder for Hispanics

Por:Tamoa Calzadilla y Ana María Carrano
Contrary to what some may think, people who commit violent crimes are less likely to return to jail than those who commit other types of offenses. Studies show the number of former inmates who end up returning to prison for a new crime, as well as just how big a challenge that ‘Second chance’ is.
29 Oct 2019 – 07:38 AM EDT

These organizations help those leaving prison: jobs, healthcare, emotional support and housing

Some cover the entire United States, while others attend to people in each state. In different ways, government and non-governmental organizations support people on their difficult journey towards reinsertion into society, and their opportunity for a ‘second chance’ (*).
28 Oct 2019 – 12:11 PM EDT

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