It is often said that "reentry begins on the first day of incarceration," but how can we ensure that people leave prison prepared to succeed in the free world? This conversation between Marc Morjé Howard and Stephanie McGencey will highlight recommendations from the Reentry Ready Project, which focuses on the tremendous benefits of education and positive programming for incarcerated people so that they can develop self-worth and critical reasoning skills; the program also focuses on making carceral facilities safer for both residents and staff. Howard will share examples from the innovative and groundbreaking Georgetown programs in Washington, D.C. McGencey will describe efforts planned to improve reentry outcomes nationwide.
MLF Organizer: George Hammond
Marc Morjé Howard
Professor of Government and Law; Founding Director of the Prisons and Justice Initiative, Georgetown University; Author, Unusually Cruel: Prisons, Punishment, and the Real American Exceptionalism
Senior Director of Reentry Ready and Special Projects, Convergence Center for Policy Resolution—Moderator
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