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A FEELING OF EXTENDED CAPTIVITY AFFECTS TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME. 

Regardless having served time in prison, people who have been convicted face a permanent change in legal status that subjects them to a range of restrictions on their rights and conduct, including tens of thousands of formal and informal barriers restricting access to employment, housing, public benefits and civic participation. These restrictions produce a feeling of limitation and constraint the lives of those affected.

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ARTICLE

Captive Afterlives in the
Age of Mass Conviction

By Melissa Burch

Design by Ana Holschuh and Andrew Medeiros

Through the experience of one formerly incarcerated woman looking for work, this explores how the feeling of captivity resonates not only with the imprisoned but also with the recently released.

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