Is there a formula for a successful reentry?
I am often asked, “Is there a formula for a successful reentry?” and my answer is always the same: it must start with the truth. Successful reentry must begin with an open, honest, and often very difficult dialogue about the truth of history, politics, religion, poverty, race, unemployment, and even crime and justice. You see, once a person understands “the truth,” they then have the ability to make critical life choices not only for themselves, but more importantly, for the future of their families. “The truth” is a universal empowering force. “The truth” allows a person to look past the prison greens or khakis he/she sees in the mirror in order to view the hidden poet, artist, business owner, or collegiate scholar. “The truth” allows a person to channel their shame, anger and rage into a B.A., M.S., J.D., or Ph.D. If you’re searching for “the truth”, it can be found right there inside the prison library and education department.
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