At 7:30 a.m. last Thursday, Sabrina Drayton performed one of the basic duties of her job as a parole officer: visiting a prisoner's family to prepare them for his release. Seated on a plastic-covered sofa in a Lower East Side apartment, she told Francisco Caballero about the rules that will govern his son's life once he comes home. "He will have a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew," Drayton explained. And "he's probably going to need a drug... More >>>
By photo: Bryce Lankard
Soon after La Bodega opened in 1996, Ana Nazario became one of its first clients.