Set free, senior convicts struggle to re-enter society
July 5, 2015
In San Francisco a unique program is helping former prisoners meet their basic needs, get counseling and find work
For older prisoners, surviving behind bars and after release is especially tough. If you’re pushing retirement age with prison time in your past, your chances of getting a job after release are slim. But in San Francisco the Senior Ex-Offenders program is helping older ex-cons adjust to life on the outside. In this except from America Tonight, Michael Okwu speaks with a 57-year-old on the brink of release and former prisoners working to rebuild their lives and stay out of trouble.