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When Johnny comes marching home again

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What if Johnny becomes incarcerated? Of the 23 million veterans in the United States today, an estimated 140,000 are in prison or jail. And many veterans—imprisoned or not—are unaware of the help available to them. Veterans’ benefits are severely limited during imprisonment, but the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) considers an individual free the moment he is paroled or sent to a halfway house or work release program. Immediate access to VA benefits on release can mean the difference between staying in society or returning to prison. You can learn more about the VA by finding the nearest VA Service Center, or calling the VA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Also, visit the VA website for lots of helpful information. We will share information about what may be available to help our veterans who find themselves behind the wall. Be sure to listen in.

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