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Hurricane Katrina gave former prisoners a fresh start in new cities – how to give more people this route out of crime

More than 1.3 million people lost their homes after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Steve Pope/EPA

David Kirk, University of Oxford Hurricane Laura’s landfall on the coasts of Louisiana and Texas came just as New Orleans prepared to mark the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and with the region already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. For many, the wounds of the COVID-19 disaster and now Hurricane Laura are all too reminiscent of the way the US …

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