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For 'Lifers' Paroled, Stepping Into Life Beyond Bars Isn't Always Easy

For decades, inmates in California serving sentences like 25 years to life with the possibility of parole rarely got out of prison. Recently, though, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of "lifers" being paroled. Scott Shafer of KQED explains how the change is affecting life on both sides of the prison walls.

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