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WBEZ-FM, Chicago's National Public Radio affiliate, analyzed 2012 data from the Illinois Department of Corrections to identify how thousands of parolees return to a specific, small number of neighborhoods, many struggling with high violence, poverty and unemployment rates. For a macro perspective on community and individual health, and the systems at work affecting them in these communities, the reporter interviewed Lynn Todman, Ph.D, based on her work leading the Adler School's Institute on Social Exclusion and its Mental Health Impact Assessment projects and related work in disadvantaged Chicago communities.
Dr. Todman is an expert in ways in which social, political, and economic structures systematically marginalize urban populations, and now is a Visiting Scholar in the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), investigating the relationship between nutrition and violent behavior.
To read or listen to the story, click here for "Back in the old neighborhoods, parolees struggle for fresh starts."
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