Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That's equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Boston.
On this edition, producer Aaron Mendelson followed ex-prisoner Kevin Tindall on his journey out of prison.
Special thanks to Claire Schoen and the University of California Berkeley, School of Journalism.
Gordon Brown, ex-prisoner
Monta Kevin Tindall, ex-prisoner
Jerry Elster, ex-prisoner
Tom Gorham, Program Director Options Recovery Services
Barry Krisberg, Director of Research and Policy and Lecturer in Residence at Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, UC Berkeley
Debra Mendoza, former parole officer, consultant