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February 15, 2021

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Push Support Proposals this Session

West Virginia MetroNews – When she was first sentenced to time in prison, a West Virginia woman said she did not know what to expect. Read the full article.

“You’ve got to learn hard and you’ve got to learn fast,” said Crystal Allen who served three years in prison for shooting her first husband.

When she was released, she had little support, but eventually worked her way toward earning a real estate license.

Others, she said, don’t know that kind of path is possible.

“(They say) ‘I have a felony on my record. I can’t do nothing with that. I’m already hindered.’ So you have to create yourself a job and it’s hard at times if you don’t have that support,” Allen said.

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