Join us for our first community event. It’s free!

The Reentry Project — in partnership with WURD, the Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY — will be holding our first community event soon:

If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism

This unique event assembles voices from both sides of the prison system to candidly discuss the challenges that make reentry such a difficult hurdle. Our ultimate goal? Finding and replicating solutions that work.


• Leon King II – Former Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner
• Reuben Jones – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Frontline Dads
• Valerie Todd-Listman – Mothers In Charge, Group Facilitator in the Philadelphia Prisons
• Emma Restrepo – Freelance journalist and host at ElZol radio

Moderator – Solomon Jones, Morning Host at WURD Radio

DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (View Map)

Register for free now: If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism


Podcast: Women helping women avoid recidivism

Wake Up With WURD – Susan Burton 3.3.17 by 900AM-WURD

Susan Burton is the founding Executive Director of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, which operates homes and programs in South L.A. for women recently released from prison. She explains how she turned her life around after prison and addiction and then went on to help others do the same.


Podcast: Debtor’s prison, bail reform and changing policy

MOJO 2.8.2017 – Jeff Clayton by 900AM-WURD

Jeff Clayton is the Policy Director of the American Bail Coalition. He joined Stephanie Renee to discuss the bail system and Senator Sessions as the potential new US Attorney General.