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Program for formerly incarcerated students expands in CSU schools




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For people recently released from prison, it can be tough to get a job, and finding employment is one of the major factors that keep the formerly incarcerated from ending up behind bars again.

Since 1967, a program at San Francisco State University has been trying to break that cycle by helping former inmates earn degrees and land good jobs.

Now, six other Cal State schools are adopting the program, called Project Rebound.

Romarilyn Ralston, Project Rebound program coordinator at Cal State Fullerton, joined A Martinez to talk about the program's history and its future on campus.

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