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.
Prison rarely changes one’s life for the better. That much we know to be true. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that about three quarters of former inmates are re-arrested within five years of their parole.