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Bartram’s Garden: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Plants Opportunities For People Leaving Prison

Bartram’s Garden: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Plants Opportunities For People Leaving Prison

Darnell Drayton didn’t know anything about landscaping or gardening before joining the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Roots to Re-entry program. Drayton (pictured above) just wanted something to do while in prison. “I didn’t want to be in a cage all day,” he said. He completed the program and was taught how to landscape so he […]

 

Poverty Beat: Making the Grass Greener for Returning Citizens

Poverty Beat: Making the Grass Greener for Returning Citizens

As the prison population in the United States has more than quintupled since the 1970s, re-entry to society has become nearly impossible for returning citizens. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, the US holds 25 percent of the world’s prison population. About 65 million Americans possess a criminal record that not only limits tangible […]