You can hear the man from the stairs. He calls out “Xanny! Percs!” as the El above him pulls away. He is thin, wearing a red sweatshirt. A small tattoo is etched above his left cheek. His corner is Somerset and Kensington, in plain view of a SEPTA Transit Police car across the street.
Reporter Trenae Nuri speaks with fathers about their experience reconnecting with children after returning home. Camera and Editing by Ariel Taylor.
The series features stories about the Reentry Coalition, Think Tank, ex-offender employment through Community Empowerment and Community Learning Center, housing with Why Not Prosper and stories of fathers reuniting with their children at The Center for Returning Citizens.
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WURD talks to Steve Gotzler, who facilitates a mentoring program for recently released prisoners. The Pennsylvania Prison Society Program pairs prisoners with mentors to help support them through the challenges of reentry reintegration.
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