Obstacles to Re-Entry-Valid Identification

A picture ID; take a minute to think of all the things you need a picture ID for.

  • Applying for a job
  • Renting an apartment
  • Cashing a check
  • Signing up for benefits

Have you had to get identification since COVID? You know the process, at least in North Carolina, is no longer walk in/walk out. The wait for an appointment is averaging six weeks to three months, and that’s if you have your other identifying documents: birth certificate, social security card, passport, etc. Obtaining identification is step one for successful re-entry.

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