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Efforts To Reduce Barriers To Re-Entry; Statehouse Update

The United States locks up more people than any other nation.  According to research by the Pew Charitable Trust, more than 2 million Americans are locked up throughout the United States in local, state and federal prisons combined.  But at some point, an estimated 95 percent of those incarcerated will return home.  Many returnees find it difficult to find work, housing and help.   We'll discuss some of the barriers to re-entry and a new grant in Cuyahoga County to increase support for those returning.  Plus we'll check in at the statehouse.

For More Information:

Cuyahoga County Re-Entry Week 2019 events

Cuyahoga County Office of Re-Entry

University of Akron Re-entry Clinic

Crystal Bryant, Director, Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry  
Ayesha Bell Hardaway, Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University Law School  
Brandon Chrostowski, Founder, President, & CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute 
Norm Krumholz, Author, "Advancing Equity Planning Now," Former Cleveland Planning Director
Joe Frolik, Executive Editor, Ideastream
Karen Kasler, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio/TV