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L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus token and a referral to a homeless shelter. The man, who would give only his first name, David, got a phone number for the police so he could see whether his car had been impounded while he was imprisoned. The center, which opened at the end of May and is run by the Sheriff's Department, helps people leaving the jails adjust to life on the outside, in hope they won't come back again. Newly released inmates get assistance with...

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