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Nonprofits: Providing Education For People During And After Incarceration

Nonprofits: Providing Education For People During And After Incarceration

While Abdul Lateef was incarcerated, he spent most of his time reading. At first, spy novels were his favorite. Then, he moved on to heavier material, like biographies of civil rights leaders and accounts of historical revolutions. “If I didn’t have access to literature, then the culture that permeates the prison environment could have easily […]

 By Matthew Petrillo and Kelsey McDowell

Hunting Park: Prominent ‘Ban the Box’ Advocate Remains Unemployed

Hunting Park: Prominent ‘Ban the Box’ Advocate Remains Unemployed

Although a new Philadelphia law went into effect earlier this month that makes the hiring process less discriminatory for former convicts, its most prominent supporter is still seeking a full-time job and said the bill doesn’t do enough for those trying to smoothly fit back into society. Mic Tabon, a former convict who was incarcerated for seven […]