Inmate to Roommate

Inmate to Roommate

Recently released inmates reenter society and move in with people who are welcoming them into their homes. This practice has been the subject of reentry programs aimed at stopping recidivism. America has one of the world's highest recidivism rates with approximately 76% of released prisoners being arrested again after five years. One of the most significant factors in reducing recidivism rates is access to housing. Both the former inmates and their respective roommates enter this new living arrangement with their own baggage. The opportunities and the challenges are complex as they each face scrutiny from friends and family questioning their motives.

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Inmate to Roommate

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DocumentaryTV14
Starts08/22/2022Expires12/27/2022

Recently released inmates reenter society and move in with people who are welcoming them into their homes. This practice has been the subject of reentry programs aimed at stopping recidivism. America has one of the world's highest recidivism rates with approximately 76% of released prisoners being arrested again after five years. One of the most significant factors in reducing recidivism rates is access to housing. Both the former inmates and their respective roommates enter this new living arrangement with their own baggage. The opportunities and the challenges are complex as they each face scrutiny from friends and family questioning their motives.