Life after prison

Louis B. Sawyer Jr., who spent 25 years in prison, is trying to build a new life for himself on the outside.

 
 

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Every year, more than 2,000 people return to Washington from federal prisons, but many are unprepared for life on their own. Louis B. Sawyer Jr., pictured here, was convicted in 1986 of paying a security guard to kill a man. After his release from jail, he struggled to find a job and a home.


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