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The prisoner entrance of the former Middlesex Jail in the basement of the Cambridge District Courthouse Building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The prisoner entrance of the former Middlesex Jail in the basement of the Cambridge District Courthouse Building. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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The Boston Reentry Survey followed 122 former inmates throughout their first year after being released from prison. Most spent the first year living well below the poverty line, and of the 122 participants in the study, 27 ended up back in prison within the first 12 months. We talk with Harvard sociology professor Bruce Western, who co-led the study.

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Bruce Western, professor of criminal justice and sociology at Harvard University, co-director of the Columbia Justice Lab and author of "Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison." He tweets @westernbruce.

This segment aired on May 29, 2018.

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