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Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office offers re-entry resources for ex-prisoners

Posted at 2:27 PM, Dec 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 06:12:33-05

The Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office wants to help ex-prisoners transition back into society. 

As part of a federal re-entry initiative, the office published a list of government and private-sector agencies in the state that are helping people recently released from prison. 

"Former prisoners may face strong temptations to return to a life of crime, and we will hold them accountable if they do, but many programs are available to help them succeed," U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said at a press conference Wednesday. "Our mission is preventing crime, not just sending people to prison, so we focus our crime-prevention efforts on two groups: school students, to deter them from turning to crime; and ex-convicts, to stop them from re-offending."
 
The guide contains more than 1,350 listings and is organized by county. The list will be updated regularly.
 

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