Thrive DC held a panel with three returning citizens to learn more about their journey to re-entering society after incarceration.
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D.C. opened a renovated Franklin Park in September. An unhoused resident pushed out of a nearby encampment interrupted the ceremony & was quickly whisked away.
Artist/Vendor Pierre Johnson offers some candid opinions on the state of the U.S. prison system.
Thrive DC and the Community Family Life Services are opening their second housing facility in the Kenilworth neighborhood in Northeast D.C. to help women returning from prison or struggling with addiction to have stable housing, access to mental health services, and a peer support network.
Ahead of Mother’s Day, the Center for Racial Equity and Justice held an event asking Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. While the national legislation stalls, local reforms are being considered.
Artist and Vendor Joseph Jackson writes about his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back out on the streets of New Orleans
Steve Lilienthal on the importance of prison libraries for the education of incarcerated persons.
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.