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Not everyone understands the difficulties that ex-offenders go through once they’re released from prison. Charles Ogletree, professor at Harvard Law School spoke on the subject at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus:

“Once you have a record, the collateral consequences are incredible. Getting a driver’s license, getting to live in public housing, getting a loan or going to college, being able to hold a job. We have created incredible barriers.”

Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!