May 22, 2021 - Podcasts

Hard Truths: Finding a job after prison

We're back with another episode of our Hard Truths series looking at systemic racism in the U.S. Today, we're looking at the criminal justice system. Specifically, what happens when people of color make it out of that system and try to rebuild their lives.

People of color are disproportionately imprisoned in the U.S. Black people are incarcerated five times more than white people, Hispanics nearly twice as likely as white people to end up behind bars. They also face longer sentences and harsher punishments which can make finding a job and rebuilding a life outside of prison much harder.

Guests: New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado and Justin Cordova.

Credits: "Axios Today" is produced in partnership with Pushkin Industries. This episode was produced by Nuria Marquez Martinez and edited by Alexandra Botti. Jeanne Montalvo is our sound engineer. Special thanks to Axios Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo, Hard Truths Editor Michele Salcedo, and Executive Producer Dan Bobkoff.

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