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The Court Of Second Chances

End up in front of a judge and the stakes are high: Not only the prospect of doing jail time or paying a fine, but also the burden of having a criminal record. It’s an outcome that, for homeless people in particular, can perpetuate a downward spiral. But one court in Boston offers a second chance. Once a month, a room inside the Pine Street Inn, the largest homeless services provider in New England, is transformed into a courtroom for homeless defendants.

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