Long Road Back: Ex-offenders Struggle for Acceptance

Aired 2009-10. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA, produced by Mennonite Media With the highest incarceration rate in the world, the United States holds over two million souls in its prisons each year. More than half a million ex-offenders are released back into society annually. When released, many are given only $25.00 and a one way bus ticket. Often released with an addiction and no place to call home, these people struggle to find a way through the protective net society has cast around itself to ward off such people. In this program, we experienced their stories of struggle, and occasionally, victory.