To be sure, many people coming from prison will return to a life of crime. That’s been the experience of career prosecutor George Parry, now a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia. “I’m sure there are people who make a mistake and go to prison and change their lives,” he said.
On a recent December morning, Ceciley Bradford-Jones takes a seat in a circle of foldout chairs filled with people who are experts when it comes to prison; they’ve lived behind bars. Bradford-Jones, the new executive director of RISE, the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Re-integration Services, has been on the job for a couple months.
On June 2, 2015, police equipped with a search warrant knocked on the door of Jeannette Santiago’s Camden home. Santiago said the target of the warrant was a friend who had been selling drugs out of her house, but that officials went after her too because the deed to the house was in her name.
Instructor/activist Davon Clark discusses the philosophy behind his nonprofit ADC Kid and how his poetry classes in the region’s juvenile detention centers are providing the tool of creative expression to incarcerated youth.
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