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Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Human Face of a Prison Sentence

15 years ago, Jason Bobbit was released from prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was elated to return home to his wife and five children. Every moment not spent looking for a job was a chance to be the father he couldn’t be behind bars. But employment options for ex-convicts are limited. Companies that would hire him—Home Depot, for instance—paid only $9 an hour. “I can’t take care of a family on that,” Bobbit says in James Burns’s short documentary, Revolving Doors. “One day, I just decided, ‘I’ve got to do something. I’m not going to let my kids be homeless.’ When times get tough for people, people make tough choices.” Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/557324/revolving-doors/

"Revolving Doors" is directed by James Burns. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.

(Source: YouTube, April 7, 2018 at 10:33PM)

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