Steve Lilienthal on the importance of prison libraries for the education of incarcerated persons.
Content categorized as Incarceration
Robert Barton, an incarcerated D.C. resident, makes the case for building a prison near D.C. to house the District’s incarcerated people.
Nonprofit land developer Jubilee Housing has projects underway to provide affordable housing for returning citizens.
Marcus McCall reflects on how the pandemic has affected him.
Aida Peery calls for more attention on the issue of racism.
Angie Whitehurst, a Street Sense Media artist/vendor, illuminates the potential consequences of COVID-19 on D.C.’s criminal justice system.
Vendor/artist Andre Brinson talks about what success means to him.
A reflection by Street Sense vendor and artist Marcellus Phillips.
One of our vendors gives us a different voice on why there needs to be a new halfway house in the District.
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With Hope Village set to close at the end of October and no plan in place to replace it, men returning home from federal incarceration are losing a critical piece of the reintegration process. The barrier this adds to the reintegration process only lengthens the list of challenges these men already face when they come home.
Martha’s Table announced a new partnership with the Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizens’ Affairs to extend its Outfitters program to D.C.’s returning citizens. According to the CEO, Outfitters could serve as many as 4,000 new members through the partnership, a tremendous expansion from its current monthly membership of 1,200.
The District has assigned a task force to make recommendations for how to restructure DC’s correctional system and replace dilapidated facilities.
While attendees of a public forum on Aug. 15 agreed that a docket on behavioral health could benefit individuals with mental health issues, they said the program should not require participants to plead guilty and requires more public feedback before becoming final.
Vendor Ron Smoot shares his experience going in and out of halfway houses throughout his life.
Regardless of the years of reports showing poor conditions and minimal resources, the value of Hope Village remains debated as federally incarcerated DC residents across the country fear losing their one connection to home.
Vendor Gerald Anderson describes his experience watching his friends grow up with prison sentences in the latest chapter of “Treading the Waters.”
Artist/vendor Gerald Anderson describes his experience watching friends he had grown up with receive prison sentences.
Gerald describes the ins, outs, and risks of prison life in the sixteenth installment of the series, complete with spades and torture games.
Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot shares his view on life after being released from jail