This week: Business leaders discuss the benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated people. And a prosecutor apologizes to a juvenile lifer

This week:

• A prosecutor meets the juvenile lifer he locked up for 40 years – and apologizes
• What Philly-area CEOs think about hiring ex-inmates
• Photos: Business leaders discuss benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated people
• Small biz owners: Check out this how-to on hiring returning citizens

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: November 3, 2017

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Photos: Business leaders discuss benefits of hiring formerly incarcerated people


This morning in Philadelphia, The Reentry Project hosted “Reentry: Hiring from an untapped pool,” a panel discussion about hiring formerly incarcerated people.


Panelists seated from left included Donna Allie, PhD, president and CEO of Team Clean, Jeff Brown, chief executive of Brown’s Super Stores Inc., Bob Logue, president of Quaker City Coffee and Beth Tiewater, director of development and programs of Baker Industries.


As representatives of local companies who frequently hire from the reentry pool, they spoke about why they do it, what the challenges are, and why they think other businesses could benefit.


The Philadelphia Media Network organized this gathering, which took place at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

This week: Community surveys, hackathon recaps and more critical reporting

This week:

• The Reentry Project needs your feedback!
• At Philly reentry ‘hackathon,’ using tech to drive down recidivism
• Live from #PowerUpReentry
• Slide show: Here’s what our #PowerUpReentry Hackathon looked like
• At Philly reentry ‘hackathon,’ using tech to drive down recidivism
• A Hack-a-Thon to Curb Recidivism
• Philly activists raising money to bail poor defendants out of jail
• Locked up for 40 years for a murder his brother confessed to, Kevin Brinkley returns home, to a changed world
• Malcolm Jenkins’ criminal justice season
• How a Temple professor and a prison inmate started an international movement
• This festival will help bail Black mothers and fathers out of jail

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: October 27, 2017

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WHYY recaps #PowerUpReentry project demonstrations

At Philly reentry ‘hackathon,’ using tech to drive down recidivism

Jeff Abramowitz knows firsthand that the biggest problem confronting formerly-incarcerated people in Philadelphia is knowing where to go and how to get support once they leave the prison system. He’s been out of prison for more than two years and owns a workforce development agency.

Slide show: Here’s what our #PowerUpReentry hackathon looked like

Dozens of volunteers came together Friday night and Saturday for PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day in an effort to create tools and services intended to support people through life after incarceration in Philadelphia.

We want to thank everyone who participated but especially our generous hosts including The Philadelphia Citizen at Industrious Philadelphia and Azavea, our opening night presenters from Mothers in Charge, our expert panelists, the team from Klein College at Temple and organizers from Code for Philly.

You can find preliminary media reports and social media coverage online now and updates on outcomes are coming soon.

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Live from #PowerUpReentry

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day took place on Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st in Philadelphia. Here’s a look back through social media:

Live from #PowerUpReentry (with images, tweets) · ReentryUpdates

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day is underway this weekend in Philadelphia. Stay tuned here for live social media updates. More info: https://thereentryproject.ticketleap.com/powerup-reentry/details