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How Marcus Bullock And Flikshop Keep Prisoners And Families Connected Despite Covid-19

It's easy for prisoners to walk out of prison on release day. But it's hard to re-enter the world they had left behind. Returning citizens face 44,000 legal restrictions on things like what kind of work they can do and where they can live—not to mention the social stigma that comes with having a criminal record.

Marcus Bullock knows firsthand what that's like. He was sentenced to eight years in a maximum-security federal prison for carjacking when he was just 15. He was released in 2004.

Since then, Marcus created a much-needed business, Flikshop, to help other prisoners and their families. Flikshop is an app that helps users take photos from their phones, Facebook, or Instagram accounts and have them delivered directly to a loved one’s prison cell as postcards, for as low as 79 cents each.

Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcus and Flikshop are partnering with Prison Fellowship, with support from Stand Together, to help families stay connected during a worldwide lockdown—just like his mom once did for him.

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