The Orlando Sentinel recently reported on the difficulty of inmates who have a hard time starting their life on the outside once released from prison. The article stated that the thousands of inmates released from prison each year are given a bus ticket and $40 upon their release. For many, this makes it difficult to complete even basic life tasks, especially when they often also lack driver’s licenses or identification cards.
Plan for Released Prisoners to Obtain ID
This has become such a recognized problem, in fact, that an organized coalition and Florida lawmakers are working to address it. Their plan includes implementing a program that provides prisoners an identification card, or the necessary paperwork to get one, when they complete their sentence in prison and are released into the public.Read More