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The first summer

One company's work with ex-offender

By Danny Kruger   November 2009

Jarred came out of prison in May after a Big Ben—ten years straight—and faced his first summer of freedom since the 1980s.

His first adult summer, in fact: he went away as a kid, caught breaking and entering dressed as a Boy Scout. He became a great burglar, but a pointless one. He’d find the valuables by intuition and experience—“Jews keep them in the fridge,” for instance—but then blow the proceeds in a couple of days. He was always getting caught after the event.

Jarred has spent 23 of the last 26 years in prison. He felt safe…

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