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The Simple Dignity of Work

Season 1 Episode 103 | 26m 46s

Jeff Brown runs grocery stores in urban “food deserts,” neighborhoods where access to fresh, healthy food is in short supply. For his workforce, he turned to an unexpected labor population: ex-convicts who needed work in the communities that form his customer base. "In general, they are grateful for the chance… they just want to take care of themselves and their families,” says Brown.

Aired: 02/29/24 | Expires: 05/13/24
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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Formerly incarcerated citizens learn useful new skills and creative pride.
Sentenced as teens, then freed by the Supreme Court, inmates tell their truths.
Returning citizen entrepreneurs create businesses and take hold of their destinies.
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