Philadelphia Re-Entry Project Wants to Shed ‘Crisis Mode’

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Philadelphia last year adopted a citywide prisoner reentry plan and launched a public-private collaboration, the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, to cut recidivism among the 34,000 people released from prisons in the city every year by 25 percent in five years. Director Ceciley Bradford-Jones intends transform the city's Office for Reintegration Services (RISE) into a data-driven agency that will begin working with people while they're still in city jails, then connecting them seamlessly to needed services . . .

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