A Second Chance for People in Prison, Community College Daily, 4/26/18

Though it might not seem like a peacebuilding issue at first, the integration of former prisoners, as well as reducing overall the prison population are two of the most critical issues we need to focus on in building peace.   The percentage of those incarcerated with some college background is 22%, as such providing higher education opportunities while in prison is important to rehabilitation.

This piece from Community College Daily discusses what community colleges and other groups are doing to advance reentry.

Read here or below.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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