This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh invests in the formerly incarcerated — building skills and self-respect through counseling and coursework.

Greg McAdoo assumed his job prospects were going to be limited after he was released from jail. He had just served 15 years in federal prison for robbing a bank when he was 21 years old.

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