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Reentry and Employment for the Formerly Incarcerated and the Role of American Trades Unions

ThisNational Employment Law Project policy brief by the National Employment Law Project explores the effect of under- and un-employment on people who were formerly incarcerated and how the expertise and structure of American trades unions could provide critical training programs inside and outside of prisons and jails. The brief also includes some of the funding streams that could support such efforts during incarceration, and highlights current partnerships between organized labor, community advocates, and employers to connect those formerly incarcerated to quality jobs after release.