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Government & Politics

UC Merced Professor's Research Chronicles How Religion And Politics Can Rehabilitate Ex Prisoners

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Monica Velez
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Edward Orozco Flores

A UC Merced professor spent 18 months examining how religion mixed with political advocacy helped people who were formerly incarcerated reintegrate into society. Edward Orozco Flores explores these issues in his new book, “Jesus Saved an Ex-Con.” He spent time in LA and Chicago.

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Credit Monica Velez
"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con" by Edward Orozco Flores

Listen to the above interview to learn more about Orozco's research and why some formerly incarcerated people wanted to use their voices to change legislation.