Rehabilitation and Re-Entry on "The State of Things"
On March 10, 2010, WUNC's "The State of Things" aired a program about prisoner re-entry. There are more than 40,000 prisoners inside North Carolina’s correctional facilities. Every year close to half of them are released into probation or parole. And while the infrastructure of incarceration is long standing and sturdy, the systems for ensuring a successful transition from prison to citizen are relatively new and arguably unsupported.
The program discusses the obstacles to re-entry with: Christy Visher, professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware; Mark McDaniel, senior research associate at the Center for Community Capital at UNC-Chapel Hill; Tony Reggi, correctional planner with the N.C. Department of Corrections; Bob Crouch from the Executive Steering Committee of NCREAP; Cynthia Laws Davis, the program director of Passage Home in Raleigh; and Elizabeth Jaime, a graduate of Harriet’s House, a transitional program for women leaving prison.
Listen to the program in the online story archive.