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Formerly incarcerated lawmaker reflects on breaking down barriers after prison

Tarra Simmons is the first formerly incarcerated state legislator in Washington state. As part of our “Searching for Justice” series, special correspondent Cat Wise reports on how she went from teen mother to felon to lawyer, and now a state representative, overcoming barriers that she and many other people face after serving time in prison.

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