The Invisibles: Out of Prison and Reconstructing a Life

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Every month, hundreds of Oklahoma inmates who’ve served their time are released from prisons across the state – often given bus fare and sent back to the communities from which they came. But rebuilding a life is challenging. In this video, Robin Wertz, who spent years in prison, talks about her experiences and how, as site director at Exodus House in Oklahoma City, she helps former inmates re-integrate into society.

Videography by Ilea Shutler. Produced by David Fritze.

In this series, “The Invisibles”, Oklahoma Watch profiles Oklahomans whose quiet struggles in life reflect some of the larger issues facing the state. The series is made possible by a sponsorship from the Chickasaw Nation.