Japan ex-prisoners get fresh start

A group of Japanese businessmen are giving convicts a chance to change their lives.

    Japan's reoffending rates are on the rise.

    Many blame a social stigma surrounding ex-prisoners, coupled with a lack of government support.

    But as Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Osaka, a group of businessmen are giving convicts a chance to change their lives.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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