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Oakland Ex-cons

NPR's Tavis Smiley talks to the Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, and Jeremy Travis, senior fellow at the Urban Institute, about why so many ex-convicts are returning to urban centers, like Oakland, Calif., where the city is labeled, "the ex-con capital of California." Smith and Travis also discuss why most of the ex-offenders are not prepared to integrate back into society and about possible solutions to help them.

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