This week: Hackathon countdown and more reporting on solutions

This week:

• What’s a ‘digital solutions day’ and who’s invited?
• After 10 years in and out of jail, how a West Philly father made it back to college
• Training For A Better Life
• From Norway, Pennsylvania’s prisons appear cruel and unusual”
• Business leaders collaborate on reducing recidivism through education
• Suit: A federal jail in Philly is stopping kids from seeing their dads
• PowerUp Reentry aims to solve challenges facing returning citizens
• Returning citizens need political representation and Bill Cobb has a plan to make it happen

Read it now: The Reentry Project Weekly: October 13, 2017

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Norwegian delegation visits five Pennsylvania prisons

From Norway, Pennsylvania’s prisons appear cruel and unusual

As metal gates swung open and then shut behind him, Are Høidal, the warden of Norway’s Halden prison, peered down the long, echoing main corridor of the State Correctional Institution-Chester, a medium-security prison a half-hour outside Philadelphia. Coming from what has been called the world’s most humane prison, Høidal said practices here in Pennsylvania can at times seem unaccountably harsh.