#044 Precious Lives: Prison Reentry Process
The justice department just released about 6,000 inmates early from prison. It’s the largest one time release of federal prisoners. Those who received too harsh sentencing related to drug crimes will get a second chance - reflecting recent, more lenient federal sentences for drug offenders.
Precious Lives' Eric Von spoke with three people who are intimately involved in the prison reentry process. Torre Johnson is a site manager at Wisconsin Community Services, Wendel Hruska is the executive director at Project Return and De’von Williams went through a jobs program at the Milwaukee Urban League.
All the men agree it’s about time, but wonder how this change will impact safety in communities.