Collaborative effort to give inmates a "Roadmap to Successful Reentry"

on Wednesday - April 27, 2016.

The RMO's latest collaborative effort is the "Roadmap to Successful Reentry" - a pocket-sized guide to help people incarcerated at Lancaster County Prison to prepare for release. The "Roadmap" covers every major aspect of life, including food, clothing, housing, transportation, family matters, employment, healthcare, mental health, addiction, financial matters, education and other needs. Staff at the Prison will give every person coming into LCP a copy of the Roadmap at intake, so they can begin thinking about and planning for release. Here's a recent Lancaster Newspapers article about the "Roadmap": 

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/the-new-way-lancaster-county-prison-is-helping-inmates-released/article_06f7f5c0-08c4-11e6-bd6a-738b89d99bab.html

And here are links to a downloadable version of the Roadmap (designed to be printed on legal-sized paper, double-sided, folded in half lengthwise, then accordion folded into 5 small sections to fit into wallet or pocket)

 

 

 

Tracy's reflections on grace, giving back and not letting your past define you

on Tuesday - December 01, 2015.

Tracy's reflections on grace, giving back and not letting your past define you

We continue today to follow the StoryCorps challenge from David Isay to record stories from those whose voices are often not heard. Here's an interview with Tracy, one of the leaders in our Successful Returning Citizens Mentoring Support Group, sharing the wisdom she's gained in her 54 years of life so far about overcoming adversity, living with stigma, not letting your past define you, and being grateful.

Tracy's StoryCorps Interview

Keisha redefines having a "rich life"

on Monday - October 19, 2015.

Keisha redefines having a

We're doing a series of interviews with people who have been involved in the RMO, through StoryCorps, the national project that "provides people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone's story matters." 

Here's one of our interviews, with Keisha, who talks about listening to mentors, overcoming adversity, defying expectations, raising her children, what it means to have a "rich life", and giving back to the community she once harmed.

Here's the link to Keisha's interview:

https://storycorps.me/interviews/keisha/