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Sign Petition: They Are Returning Citizens

What’s in a Name? As members of the Anti Mass Incarceration (AMI) Team, we want to support the formerly incarcerated in order to “rebuild, replenish, and transform the lives and communities decimated by the system of mass incarceration.” The system … Continue reading

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Do Black Lives Matter?: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Individuals and the Community—April 5, Pittsburgh

Tuesday April 5th at 7:00pm, at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Alcoa Room, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh Talk by Jondhi Harrell, Director of The Center for Returning Citizens in Philadelphia. Jondhi will speak from experience on our corrupt criminal … Continue reading

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After Incarceration, What Next?

A broad bipartisan coalition on Capitol Hill has rallied behind a sweeping criminal justice overhaul aimed at ending mass incarceration, which costs the nation $80 billion per year, a plan that would slash the nation’s bloated prison population. But largely … Continue reading

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Collective Victory Declared as Obama Takes Small Step to ‘Ban the Box’

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/11/02/collective-victory-declared-obama-takes-small-step-ban-box Published on Monday, November 02, 2015 by Common Dreams Announcement follows years of organizing by formerly-incarcerated people and their families By Sarah Lazare, staff writer The box on job applications is just one of many things that … Continue reading

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Work Pittsburgh Building Futures for Ex-Offenders

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): By: Christian Morrow Published: September 30, 2015 At the end of the day when Kris Davis leaves his job at Work Pittsburgh on the South Side, he can look across the rivers at the … Continue reading

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Coming Home: The Journey of Returning Citizens—October 22, Bloomsburg

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Location: Bloomsburg University, Kehr Union Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM (Breakfast and Lunch provided) Click here to register Home is the foundation. In fact, our communities are safer when people leaving … Continue reading

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Seeking Scholarship Support for Returning Citizens, Others for Mass Incarceration Conference

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is seeking your help to support attendance for Returning Citizens and others who need help to attend “Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened; Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration” on October 23-26. We are hoping … Continue reading

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Second Chance Economy Would Offer Opportunity to Returning Citizens

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2015/09/02/serving-time-creating-second-chance-economy/ Americans believe in the idea that everyone should get a second chance—a chance to redeem ourselves and make things right. This is a guiding principle behind a “second chance economy”—one that would offer opportunity for approximately 650,000 people released from … Continue reading

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Healing Communities Training—October 23, Harrisburg

Healing Communities training is being offered in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Council of Churches annual conference: Lord, Let our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration. Where:  Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg When: … Continue reading

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Faith Communities Adding Urgency to Calls for Prison Reform (Commentary)

Posted at http://www.religionnews.com/2015/07/30/faith-communities-adding-urgency-calls-prison-reform-commentary/ Jacob Lupfer | July 30, 2015 Prisoners in Sugar Land, Texas, celebrate 10 years, graduation and baptisms along with daily life in the a prison unit served by the InnerChange program developed by Christian ministry Prison Fellowship. Courtesy of … Continue reading

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