Guaranteed income offers stability to former inmates

This article was originally published by City Bureau, a nonprofit social media organization based in the South Side.

For people who have been in prison, monthly cash assistance can be the support they need to rebuild their lives.

“When I got out, I had to go to a shelter,” said Corey Randall, 51, who spent years in prison. “Nobody helped me do anything and I’m alone, so whatever I got now I had to work for it.”

He struggles to find a full-time job with benefits. So he focuses on the jobs he could get: temporary service jobs and minimum wage with no benefits. He now works at a corner store in West Garfield Park, pricing and restocking items.

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