Dr. Keesha Middlemass, Associate Professor of Science at Trinity University, joined the program to discuss her part in the ongoing ”Searchlight Series”, hosted by Eastern State Penitentiary.
People Power Lunch Hour host, Vanessa Maria Graber, talks about Re-Entry with guest, Tracey L. Fisher.
Yet, as much of a humanitarian crisis as mass incarceration is in the United States of America, an equally debilitating crisis is the one that follows. What happens to incarcerated people when they are released from prison? ### “Reentry” is the accepted term for the process of reentering society after incarceration, and Philadelphia is home to hundreds of thousands of returning citizens.
For the month of February, a Philadelphia man will live in an open air mock jail cell. At night he’ll sleep in a body bag. During the day he’ll speak and listen to anyone who steps up to the bars. Visitors will find a thin, deep-eyed man who at 42 years is neither young nor old, radiating love.