Photos: Prison reform advocate Ismael Nazario shared his experience Saturday at The Reentry Project Story Booth.
Staffers from The Reentry Project, WHYY Newsworks and PhillyCAM recorded the testimony of participants who volunteered to share their journeys through reentry Saturday during a symposium in West Philadelphia.
And we did it again Monday evening at our first community event:
Stay tuned to this site to learn about future events and story booths. We will share those stories on this site when the recordings are produced.
About Ismael Nazario:
You can learn more about Ismael Nazario by watching his talk at TEDxNewYork: What I learned as a kid in jail
As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement — all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a prison reform advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.