Fighting for a second chance: Reentry services work to provide opportunities for ex-offenders


Martez Tolbert grew up boxing, often getting into fights with other kids on the street. His aggressive nature has since subsided, but his love for the gym remains. Tolbert now works out in his basement, sparring with close friends who also put an emphasis on staying physically fit.
Photo: Eze Amos

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