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He worked hard to find a job after a nonprofit paid his bail. Then the coronavirus hit

Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

He worked hard to find a job after a nonprofit paid his bail. Then the coronavirus hit

That means that thousands of people who were recently released from custody, including those who got out early because of how dangerous it is to be inside a packed jail or prison during a pandemic, are competing for jobs against those who may have longer work histories, no record and more education, said Bryan Sykes, associate professor of criminology, law and society at UC Irvine.