At $249 per day, prison stays leave ex-inmates deep in debt

In this Aug. 10 photo, Fred Hodges, left, and Da’ee McKnight talk outside where they work at Family ReEntry a reentry support group aiming to break cycles of violence, crime and incarceration in Bridgeport, Conn. Hodges and McKnight are former Connecticut inmates who have been paying for cost of their incarceration. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished.