The prison experience: leaving prison

Illinois Public Radio’s Robert Wildeboer has been reporting about and inside Illinois prisons. Today, he introduces us to a certain point in the prison experience: the time when an inmate gets to leave. Many inmates are not met at the prison gates by family or friends. Instead, they pack all their belongings into a small box or bag. Then, they’re given a train or bus ticket and ten dollars and sent out to become productive citizens.