Every month, about 18-hundred people are released from Pennsylvania state prisons.
And within three years, more than half of them will be arrested again or back behind bars.
To better understand the complicated mix of factors behind that statistic, WHYY spent the last year following one woman — Redina Rodriguez — after she was released from state prison.
We’re devoting this entire special episode of NewsWorks Tonight to Redina’s story.
We’ll listen as she searches for a job and a place to live and tries to regain custody of her teenage daughter, all while recovering from addiction and trying to beat the odds faced by people with criminal records.
You can also find the full story, photos, and more here.