Thanks to a private donation by the James L. Knight Foundation, Mayor Nutter announced this week plans to start a program known as the Managed Reintegration Network (MRN). The MRN hopes to give 400 to 500 ex-offenders a year a chance to get basic work experience so that they can gain meaningful employment after they finish the program. According to a recent article, he hopes that, along with Goodwill Industries, the city can see more companies opening their doors to help the ex-offenders assimilate back into society.

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