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Three Factors to a Successful Reentry

One of the most intense feelings of helplessness comes when someone we love goes to prison.  We can see the errors and flaws in them but we love them anyway.  So, we try to help.  But, no matter how hard we try we can't seem to get through to them.  Once out of prison they try for a while but then they go back to their self-destructive behavior.  Most end up going back to prison again and again.   Frustrated, many of us give up but then feel guilty.  Still , some of us keep trying but beat up…

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The 3 Necessary Virtues of Freedom

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are."  Jean-Jacques Rousseau – The Social contract

Despite having just under 5% of the world’s population (U.S. Census), its’ 2.24 million individuals in prison makes the United States home to nearly 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.  With the highest incarceration rate of any country globally  (World Prison Population List), 6.7 million in the…

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A Reentry Video

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Oprah's Interview with Shaka Senghor

This is a wonderful story. It's good because it demonstrates that a person who makes up his or her mind to turn their lives around can do it. Unfortunately, success is rare.  Many people aren't willing to give someone like Mr. Senghor a second or third chance. Prejudice runs deep against men in dreds and tattoos.  It runs even deeper if they've gone to prison.

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Justice - Forgiveness - Restoration
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