John Santa and Angel Reyes, recipient of the first annual Matt Semple Memorial Scholarship, recently appeared on Gwen’s show to explain the challenges and opportunities for successful reentry to society of formerly incarcerated persons. Angel explained what it was like to go through this process while John explained the broader nature of the situation and what can be done to make it more consistently successful.
John Santa was recently awarded the Cesar Battalia Award by the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition for his outstanding community service in his advocacy for Criminal Justice reform in Connecticut. His acceptance speech passionately outlines the challenge and opportunity for us all in this vital social justice arena.
“Mothers of Bedford,” a documentary about the imprisoned mothers who participated in a successful prison nursery program in Bedford, New York. http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/mothers-of-bedford/