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New Book, 'Jack And Norman,' Misses The Point On Prison Re-Entry

David Rothenberg | Posted 02.10.2017 | Home
David Rothenberg

On the morning after his release from prison on charges of forgery, manslaughter and bank robbery, Jack Abbott appeared as a guest on Good Morning Ame...

Chef Who Spent Time In Jail Now Trains Other Ex-Offenders In Culinary Arts

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact

This high-end chef trains and employs formerly incarcerated individuals in his restaurant -- because he knows all too well the power of a second chanc...

The spiritual solution for re-entry after prison

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Years ago, Rev. Jeff Grant spent 14 months in Federal prison for a white-collar crime. Today, Jeff is the Director of Progressive Prison Ministries, t...

I Don't Regret Opting Out (OK, Maybe Just A Little)

Jennifer Gefsky | Posted 03.08.2017 | Parents
Jennifer Gefsky

The global economy needs intelligent, capable women. Their work and life experiences are invaluable to companies. So why does getting back to work have to be so damn hard?

New Report Centers LGBTQ Experiences of Mass Incarceration

Andrea Ritchie | Posted 02.24.2017 | Queer Voices
Andrea Ritchie

Conversations around criminalization of LGBTQ people should neither be framed nor read as an isolated, additional or competing narrative, but rather situated in a broader systemic understanding of policing and punishment of gender and sexuality.

'Renaissance Mayor' Embraces Reform in Pensacola

Sara Warner | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Sara Warner

The mayor's election is officially non-partisan, but Hayward is a Republican and can sound like the pro-business CEO he was: "We are a first class city that will compete regionally, nationally, and internationally for jobs, investment, and talent," he says, explaining that he sees his constituents as shareholders in the future of his city. Move over Donald Trump!

Reforming Our Justice System Will Require Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances

Christine Leonard | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Christine Leonard

As Congress and the nation are increasingly focused on the need for systemic reform, the Coalition and its partners, on both sides of the political spectrum, believe we are on the cusp of meaningful change, through fair sentencing and fair chances.

7 Biggest Problems of Reverse Culture Shock

Amanda Roosa | Posted 04.01.2015 | Travel
Amanda Roosa

These are things you don't really take time to consider before returning home. You're too excited at the idea of seeing your much loved and much missed friends and family.

The One Percent

Joe Sestak | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Today, I am commemorating Armed Forces Day inside Pennsylvania's Graterford Penitentiary with the veterans our nation left behind. It's the 25th anni...

Coping With Reverse Culture Shock

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

In a few short days, droves of people busting at the seams (mostly from a few too many sugar cookies) will be trying to shift and shimmy into airline seats fit for a 10-year-old child. Singles, couples and families will jet across this vast country for joyous holiday feasts and festivities. But mixed in amongst these "home for the holiday" travelers is a completely different breed of traveler: the expat.

The Homecoming: Re-entry and Reintegration of Returnees

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

"You can never go home again." At least, that's the way the refrain goes. And many Caribbean immigrants are coming to terms with the realization that...