Image:  Rudy Carey completed more than 200 credit hours of coursework at Northern Virginia Community College after he was released from prison in 2007 and got certification as a substance abuse and rehabilitation counselor. He found work as a counselor at a substance abuse treatment center after first completing a rehabilitation program for drug addiction. His new employer valued the personal experience he brought to the work, but Carey was let go in his fifth year on the job after new...


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