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Robert Davis' experience exiting parole has been a difficult process. He seemed to be doing everything correctly, but a miscommunication between the U.S. Parole Commission and his parole officers delayed his release from supervision. Nate Palmer for NPR hide caption

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Hard Time

After prison he followed the rules, but a parole mishap delayed his full freedom

Robert Davis' experience with the U.S. Parole Commission is an example of how systemic barriers can hold down people striving to do the right thing.

Robert Davis' experience exiting parole has been a difficult process. He seemed to be doing everything correctly, but a miscommunication between the U.S. Parole Commission and his parole officers delayed his release from supervision. Nate Palmer for NPR hide caption

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After prison he followed the rules, but a parole mishap delayed his full freedom

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President Biden, right, reacts after speaking at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday in Arlington, Va. McAuliffe will face Republican Glenn Youngkin in the election on Nov. 2. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Virginia's race for governor is a test for Democrats' — and Trump's — staying power

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A 13-year-old receives his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. The FDA may soon authorize the vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. Shafkat Anowar/AP hide caption

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Some parents vaccinated against COVID are hesitant to get their children vaccinated

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Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) installation view in the Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Huntington; Kehinde Wiley's A Portrait of a Young Gentleman (2021) installation view in the Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Huntington Joshua White/The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens hide caption

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2 portraits of young men face off — and show a story about race in the history of art

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