Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 3, Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

Jennifer Gonnerman
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Part 3, Chapter 23 Summary

Successfully transitioning from being behind bars to a productive member of the working world is exactly what Elaine wants, but has not yet achieved. She knows two other women released around the time she was released have jobs already. She asks the few people she knows around the neighborhood if they know of any jobs but there are none available. Elaine finally goes to South Forty, an agency that helps ex-offenders get jobs. She meets George Lino, an employee of South Forty, but also an ex-offender who spent seven years behind bars. Elaine likes him. He asks Elaine if she can go home, change and come back, because a recruiter is coming in a little while. Elaine does not own a suit or a skirt, so George sends her to Dress for Success, a non-profit agency that gives used business clothing...

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