- These days, the staff consists of two homeless ex-cons, a death penalty activist, and two women who married men in prison.
- Recidivism - the rate at which ex-cons return to prison within three years of their release - has decreased by about 16 percent during the 1990s.
- The owner of the business is an ex-con who learned baking while doing a spell in prison for armed robbery.
- She is an ex-con who served nine months in the forbidding maximum security prison in Lexington, Kentucky.
- He started hiring ex-cons and gang members from the neighborhood, providing them with medical benefits and retirement plans.
- The rabbi and his white-clad followers, mostly aggressive ex-cons who got early prison release as religious penitents, work hard to establish themselves as the spiritual government of the neighborhood.
- I haven't been hearing about ex-cons and sex offenders.
- Additionally, my morning train is also the same one Her Majesty's Prison Service uses to cart all their ex-cons back to London after they've served their time in one of the five prisons within ten miles of my house.
- Its hero is not, as the title might suggest, a reigning monarch: he is, in fact, an ex-con living in 1985 Pittsburgh having served a seven-year jail sentence for manslaughter.
- She has had several children out of wedlock with various men, and now lives with one of them - Kevin, an ex-con - in public housing.
- Voters passed the Three Strikes Law as a response to several well-publicized horrors perpetrated by evil ex-cons who never should have been set free from prison.
- But the available data offer little proof that ex-cons who are monitored by parole officers are less likely to commit a fresh crime than those who are not.
- In other words, rather than returning to their communities anonymously, ex-cons will come back under a watchful eye.
- Prisoners and/or ex-cons dare not become squeaky wheels.
- Some believed officers crossed that line with the parole sweeps conducted last month, which resulted in 192 arrests, more than half of ex-cons violating their parole.
- He would move to Tent City, where, for a brief period at the turn of the millennium, a few dozen thieves, vagabonds, cons and ex-cons constructed an anarchic community out of whatever materials they could find, scam or beg.
- It is not so much the embarrassment or hardship of slopping out that is irking these ex-cons - it is more the public impression of what humiliations or hardships such a practice involves.
- When I answered, at the other end was an ex-convict friend of mine, and if you've been to jail, or if you know most ex-cons, they are not the kind you'd relish disrupting your weekends, your early mornings, or worse, your late-night limes.
- An ex-con returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition, become the biggest cat in the city and share the wealth amongst the poorer members of the pride.
- Moreover, America's prisons are creating an entire class of ex-cons who have that much harder a time afterwards finding jobs that are willing to pay them competitive wages.