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The Fortune Society has scrapped its plan for a re-entry facility on Washington Avenue in Morrisania that would’ve housed 74 men experiencing homeless and in need of post-incarceration housing.READ MORE
Thousands of people released from prison in New York go directly to homeless shelters.READ MORE
Stanley Richards shines a spotlight on the conditions of confinement and barriers to reentry for those involved in the criminal justice system.READ MORE
“We witness firsthand the challenges that our older participants face when they come to us, usually because they no longer have family to turn to after such long periods of incarceration: physical health issues that might be less severe if treated properly sooner; unaddressed trauma, greatly exacerbated by incarceration; lack of financial resources; and homelessness.”READ MORE
Alone in solitary confinement as a teenager, Reginald Dwayne Betts called out to the other men being held in solitary: “Somebody, send me a book!” Moments later, Dudley Randall’s “The Black Poets” slid under his cell door.READ MORE