Morning Star, we ask you to relieve the plight of men and women just released from prison who are having trouble finding places to live, work, and receive health care.

Facts: In an article on Victoria Law writes about the difficulties of men and women coming home after serving time in prison. In this piece reprinted from The New York Times, we learn that 670,000 people are released from prison each year. Many of them have very little money and no family or friends to help them out; if they do land a job, it is a menial one with low pay. To top it all off, when they leave prison, they lack access to affordable health care.

Refuge from the Storm, gird us with patience and persistence as we fight against the discrimination that people endure each day because of an arrest or conviction history. Help those organizations who are building a movement to restore the human and civil rights of ex-prisoners.

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