This month: A new art collaboration, free expungement clinics, families of incarcerated individuals and more

Parenting from inside prison walls

Barnes Foundation teams with Mural Arts’ re-entry program

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has finally released cohesive recidivism data

New tool helps juvenile lifers navigate reentry to a dramatically different world

Volunteer lawyers help Philly offenders clear records and move forward

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The Reentry Project Monthly: March, 2018

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Each year 25,000 return to Philadelphia after incarceration

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition has finally released cohesive recidivism data – Generocity Philly

It’s a new era of accountability for Philadelphia’s criminal justice collective – and for the 25,000 individuals who return to the city from prison and jail every year. On Wednesday, March 14, members of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition (PRC) gathered at the Office of the District Attorney for its quarterly stakeholder meeting.

An event hosted by Redemption Housing challenges participants to experience the reentry process

Think you have what it takes to navigate life as a returning citizen? – Generocity Philly

The next couple of months are filling up with events that will shed light on some local solutions for the issue of reentry, including a hackathon bringing together different communities and a TED Talk-style event where you’ll get to hear directly from those formerly incarcerated.

Could you make it on the outside after years in prison?

The Citizen Recommends: Day One Challenge – The Philadelphia Citizen

“What would you do if you found yourself fresh out of prison, a social outcast in a strange city, with nowhere to lay your head?” This is the question reentry service organization Redemption Housing is posing in its first ever Day One Challenge , a three-hour immersion into the experience of a person recently released from prison.


Surviving Prison Reentry in Philadelphia – Day One Challenge from Redemption Housing on Vimeo.

Reentry program started by two federal judges gets results

Where Some of the Most Housing-Challenged Philadelphians Find Help

About a year ago, Darryl Booker got a voucher. Booker is 57 and has a chronic heart condition that takes him in and out of the hospital and makes physical activity, including walking up stairs, nearly impossible. When he was released in 2015, “I didn’t have no one,” he says.

Philadelphia Reentry Coalition announces #RethinkingReentry Call for Artwork


From the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition:

This June and July, the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition is hosting an exhibit in City Hall and we want to showcase your artwork! The exhibit will feature art created by people who have been incarcerated and experienced reentry firsthand.

All exhibited artwork will be chosen by a group of men and women in reentry from across the city.

More info: philadelphiareentrycoalition.org