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Can Higher Minimum Wages Keep People From Ending Up In Prison?

A new study finds that when people are released from prison, they have an easier time staying out in places with higher minimum wages. People who’ve been in prison often struggle to stay out of prison. About a third of the 600,000 men and women who exit the corrections system each year re-offend within three years. Read Full Story
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