THE RETURN PROJECT’S STATE(S) OF REFORM TOUR TO STOP IN PHILADELPHIA

In Council News, Darrell L. Clarke, News by PHL Council

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WHAT: Philadelphia City Council and the City of Philadelphia will join with advocates and service providers to host a screening and panel discussion on “The Return,” a documentary chronicling the challenges faced by California prisoners who were freed after voters amended the state’s notorious “Three Strikes” law in 2012.

Philadelphia is among the select communities participating in The Return Project’s State(s) of Reform 10-City Tour, which is convening elected officials, advocates and providers across the country in advance of the broadcast premiere of “The Return” on PBS’s award-winning “POV.”

The documentary screening and panel discussion are open to the public, which is asked to RSVP:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/philadelphia-pre-broadcast-screening-of-the-return-tickets-25208150256

 WHO: Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District)

Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Criminal Justice Reform

Representatives of the Kenney Administration

Ceciley Bradford-Jones, Center for Employment Opportunity

Bilal Chatman, subject, “The Return”

Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services

Katie Galloway, director, “The Return”

Goldring Reentry Initiative 

Reuben Jones, Frontline Dads and Focused Deterrence

Pennsylvania Prison Society

Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project

WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: WHYY, 150 N. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Directions

 

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