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‘I didn’t think it was real’: More than 100 formerly incarcerated Durhamites receive universal basic income deposits

“The hope is we can push against this stigma that individuals who are formerly incarcerated are not motivated and don’t know how to use their resources. We found out that many of the folks we work with are highly motivated and they know how to use their resources, they just don’t have enough of them,” StepUp Durham Executive Director Syretta Hill said.