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Tue August 5, 2014
Leaving Prison, and Re-Entering Society
After spending years, sometimes decades behind bars, inmates leave prison with little direction for moving forward. They face difficulties obtaining employment, education, and housing. Although Connecticut is a national leader on re-entry programs, a recent study finds nearly 80 percent of inmates released in 2005 were re-arrested within five years.
- Laura Sullivan - NPR investigative reporter behind recent series Life After 'Life': Aging Inmates Struggle for Redemption
- Stephen Lanza - Executive & Clinical Director of Family ReEntry, Inc.
- Mike Lawlor - Undersecretary of Connecticut's Criminal Justice Policy & Planning Division
- Jeff Brenneman - Recently released from prison
- Greg Wells - Former inmate and participant in the Long Term Offender Program
- John Santa - Former C.E.O. and current professional corporate director of the Malta Justice Imperative