Every month about 1,000 people are released from prison in Alaska, and many of them end up going back. Re-integrating into a community can be challenging. In this program, we explore the topic of what makes prisoner re-entry successful.
To explore the various stages of prisoner re-entry — from the first day out to finding a job, see an interactive feature called, “Hitting Reset: Life After Prison” written and produced by urban affairs reporter Anne Hillman.
Host: Anne Hillman, reporter, Urban Affairs Desk, KSKA-Anchorage
- Chet Adkins is a returning citizen and mentor
- Carmen Guiterrez, former deputy commissioner of the Department of Corrections; architect of the Alaska Judicial Council’s recidivism reduction plan
- Morgen Jaco, re-entry coordinator for the Department of Corrections
- Cathleen McLaughlin, director, Partners for Progress Reentry Center
- Venus Woods, manager, adult re-entry program, Alaska Native Justice Center
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 p.m. on 91.1 FM
KAKM: Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:00 p.m. on KAKM Channel 7
ABOUT COMMUNITY IN UNITY
Community in Unity is a series of public forums exploring contemporary urban challenges in Alaska. “Prisoner Re-Entry” is its inaugural event.