Most of us still fail to really grasp how insurmountable the transition can be, but formerly incarcerated people can get help with access to the right resources.
When the Boston Police Department started giving out free ice cream in 2010, it was viewed as an innovative community policing tool. But not everyone agrees that it's working.
The Green Party's Arturo Escobar was already a controversial appointment thanks to a long-dubious reputation, but now prosecutors are seeking his arrest for vote buying as well.
While Mexico's security crisis draws the spotlight for the horrific violence involved, the fugitive drug lords and corrupt officials, the fact that young people make up a disproportionate number of the victims and the perpetrators is often ignored.
Prosecutors are trying to convince Apple, Google, and Samsung to install "kill switches" that would render their products useless when stolen.
So-called "predictive policing" isn't an exact science. But what if it could be?