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US Moves to Ease Path of Prisoners Returning to Society

The U.S. Justice Department says it will start providing an individualized life skills and job training program for the more than 40,000 convicts being released each year from federal prisons in hope of smoothing their re-entry into society. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is announcing the plan as part of the U.S. effort to overhaul a two-decade-old sentencing law that led to mass incarceration of many offenders and now is widely viewed as discriminatory against blacks and other...

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