There are around 2,500 exonerees in the U.S.—people who were convicted of a crime and then later proven innocent by their own doggedness or new evidence in a case. When they are freed from prison, their lives are often saddled by the same issues that hold back people who actually committed a crime—lack of education, no job skills or employment history, and the stigma of having spent years in prison. While their release is filled with news crews and hugs and tears, that quickly goes away and there’s a no support system to take it from there. After Innocence, a nonprofit founded and staffed by one determined man, Jon Eldan, is helping exonerees get the resources they need to salvage a life.
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Coalfield Development is a nonprofit on a mission to unlock the resources and potential of coal country. Partnering with local entrepreneurs, they've helped launch six new businesses and trained hundreds of workers across Appalachia. They provide education and training for unemployed workers, from college courses to trade skills, and partner with businesses to help them succeed on the job. The coal jobs might not be coming...
The drug has been proven effective at reducing seizures from certain types of childhood epilepsy.