In Memory of National Reentry Week
Date:  05-12-2017

National Reentry Week, begun under Bush, seems to have been ignored under the Trump administration
From The Crime Report:

Last year, President Barack Obama declared the final week of April “National Reentry Week,” calling on the country to pay attention to the 600,000 or so people released every year from prison.

“We need to ensure that they are prepared to reenter society and become productive, contributing members of their families and communities—and maybe even role models,” Obama said.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch followed Obama’s announcement with an op-ed in USA Today and a schedule of 550 events for the inaugural “National Reentry Week” hosted by the Department of Justice that would “highlight how strong reentry programs can make communities safer.”

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