Searching for Justice: Life After Prison
Beginning Monday November 15th, PBS NewsHour will broadcast a five-part series
The Searching for Justice: Life After Prison series provides an update to Searching for Justice which launched in December 2020.
With support from The Kendeda Fund, PBS NewsHour will look at the challenges individuals face after incarceration such as reconnecting with family and friends, finding work and housing, and staying out of prison or jail — all of which made more difficult by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic
The series includes the stories of older incarcerated individuals, who often face discrimination, few prospects for housing and employment, as well as barriers to health care when they are released; profiles survivors of domestic abuse attempting to start life anew after leaving prison; and examines the changing culture around second chance hires.
This special series on PBS Newshour also provides an update to the stories of Michael Plummer and Ricky Kidd, both of which were featured in Searching for Justice and are navigating new lives after spending decades in prison.
Watch PBS Newshour weeknight at 6 on WITF the week of November 15. The series is also available for on-demand viewing through the PBS Video app.