The Reentry Project

Supported by the Solutions Journalism Project, the Reentry Project is a collaborative news initiative about the challenges of —and solutions to— prisoner reentry in Philadelphia. The collaboration includes 15 Philadelphia newsrooms  and community and ethic media organizations to reveal and investigate credible responses to the challenges of recidivism and reentry. Click “follow this” to receive email updates.

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New documentary explores and exposes U.S. mass incarceration

In the United States there are more than two million people in prison who exist primarily out of sight. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a new film about the hidden geographies of the contemporary prison-industrial complex by Brett Story. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director, Reentry Think Tank fellow Josh Glenn and scholar Toorjo (TJ) Ghose.  

Where: Slought at 4017 Walnut St., 19104

When: December 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free


The Reentry Project

Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated

The Reentry Blueprint: Stories and Solutions from the Formerly Incarcerated is a free public event to advance the conversation on reentry in Philadelphia by providing a platform for formerly incarcerated people to present effective models that address the challenges facing people with criminal histories. The evening will highlight six “Lightning Talks" by formerly incarcerated individuals on topics such as crime and violence reduction, homeownership, entrepreneurship and trauma-informed care. Audience questions will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

Where: The Franklin Institute at 222 N. 20th St. 19103

When: November 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free, but registration is required


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