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CalMatters reporter Byrhonda Lyons interviews Eugene Lewis, 64, in a mobile home park in Van Nuys on Feb. 4, 2023. Lewis visits his wife when he gets a chance away from his halfway home. Photo by Larry Valenzuela, CalMatters/CatchLight Local
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