Peter Pincetl with Doug Cooper and Felton Howard, Jr., Reentry Transition Center. The RTC helps people successfully transition back to their communities after incarceration. Over 150 individuals are released from prison into Multnomah County each year. Former prisoners are often released with little to no assets, limited ties to the community, and lack awareness of services and programs available to help. For every $1 invested in the re-entry program, the public safety system saves $14.10. http://www.mercycorpsnw.org/what-we-do/transition-center/
This show features Larry Everest, Stop Mass Incarceration Network member; Stephen Czifra, activist and formerly incarcerated person; Ralph Diaz, Associate Director for the Department of Institutions at Pelican Bay State Prison; Jules Lobel, Center for Constitutional Rights President; Marie Levin, sister of Pelican Bay SHU prisoner Ronnie Dewberry; Alex Friedman, Human Rights Center Associate Director; Margaret Winters, ACLU National Prison Project Director, Isaac Ontiveros, Critical Resistance organizer; Tom Shear, Ilinois Department of Corrections spokesperson; Christopher Epps, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner; Bethany Fraser, parent of children with incarcerated father; Mignon Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission Acting Chair.
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