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Reentry Awareness Month in Philadelphia starts now and you are invited

Helping those who are reentering society from prison

The United States has more people with criminal backgrounds than the entire population of France. In Philadelphia, it’s estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 residents – approximately one in every six of us – has been intimately familiar with a jail cell. One in six.

Jailed at 19, man freed more than two decades later

After hearing, inmate imprisoned 24 years released

Shaurn Thomas, 43, was exonerated Tuesday morning after the District Attorney’s Office agreed with his lawyers that the evidence against him did not support his 1993 conviction for a 1990 murder.. – Chris Palmer, Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News

Read one of the authors’ thoughts on the story:

For Shaurn Thomas, faith triumphed over 24 years of injustice

Shaurn Thomas refuses to be bitter about the Philadelphia cops and prosecutors who took 24 years of his life for a murder he didn’t commit. That’s a remarkable testament to his faith, and the faith of those around him. – Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News