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Going Back to Their Old Lifestyle

“When I drove past this liquor store, I was thinking about that new Florida law, where you have to get a drug test before you can get social services, because alcohol is also a drug. It also made me think of people who go to jail because of their drug-related crimes and then have a lot of roadblocks when they come out of jail. Society expects people who get out of jail to become productive members of society. But because of background checks, most of the time people can’t get those jobs or they can’t get that education to become productive members of society. Instead they’re going back to the old lifestyle of quick money, which is breaking laws and committing crimes. They need to get a chance to get their foot in society.”

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