Ford Foundation and partners announce $250 million commitment to easing the path from prison to workforce

LaTanicia Rogers needed a lot of things when she was released from federal prison last May.

After serving 10 years of a 15-year sentence for Medicare fraud, Rogers was released early as covid-19 overran the prison where she was incarcerated. She saw guards and inmates become ill, and a woman in an adjacent cell died of the virus. She was grateful to have survived the pandemic, but returning home in the middle of the corresponding economic downturn presented a new set of challenges for Rogers.