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Mary Ulrich, ex-offender: “I looked forward to the day for eight and a half years and when the time came to get out, I was scared. You can’t make any decisions in prison.”

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Part I: A three-part series focusing on prisoner reentry in Northern Virginia.

Employment and housing prove to be major hurdles.

In Virginia, 38,000 citizens were incarcerated in 2016. Almost 90 percent of those released return home.

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