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30 Minutes- Community Conversation on Prisoner Re-Entry
Community Conversation On Prisoner Re-Entry (30:23) 2008-08-03
30 Minutes- Community Conversation on Prisoner Re-Entry
Two million Americans are incarcerated. Most will be released to our communities. Over two million people are incarcerated in the United States which translates to one out of every one hundred adults. Most of these people will eventually be released into our communities- but predictions for their success is not good. The national recidivism rate indicates that 67% of releasees will be arrested within three years.

Locally, the Prisoner Re-Entry Partnership (PREP) focuses on helping people released from prison make the transition to living outside the walls. PREP assists newly released prisoners in the community through an employment-based program that incorporates housing, mentoring, job training and other services. Primavera is the lead agency on this program and works with DK Advocates, Old Pueblo Community Foundation , the YWCA , House Of Neighborly Services, Pima County One Stop, and the Arizona Department of Corrections.

In June, PREP held a Community Conversation on Prisoner Re-entry at the El Rio Neighborhood Center in conjunction with the West Side Weed and Seed Coalition. PREP graduates, service providers, cops, probation officers, faith based groups, educators and community members participated in this event.

30 Minutes features excerpts from this Community Conversation on Prisoner Re-Entry.

30 Minutes is a weekly half-hour public affairs program produced by KXCI programmer Amanda Shauger.