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The Employment Prospects of Formerly Incarcerated People and Off-the-Books Work

Bryan Sykes, a sociologist at DePaul University, explains some of the barriers that former inmates encounter when trying to find work and how the costs of incarceration disproportionately affect young African American men. He also talks about his work on off-the-books labor and how former inmates still face heavy discrimination in the informal economy.


Employment, Incarceration, Justice System, Labor Market, Prisoner Reentry