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Archived Newsletters

The Prisoner Reentry Institute newsletter highlights PRI’s events and accomplishments, as well as other news, that are relevant to professionals and academics who work in reentry, juvenile justice, and related fields. Please find our past newsletters below:


April 2014
April 2014: This newsletter contains information about a day-long conference examining a public health approach to reentry, with the participation of Ann Jacob, Director of PRI, and keynote speaker Bernard Harcourt; the reflection of Pinkerton Fellow alum Sarah Guillet; and more.
   
 March 2014 March 2014: This newsletter contains information about PRI’s College tour and mock lecture series for justice-involved youth; the participation of Bianca Van Heydoorn, Director of Educational Initiatives at PRI in “Supporting Excellence: A Public University’s Role In An Age of Mass Incarceration of Communities of Color;” Pinkerton Fellow alum Mehdi Mahraoui’s reflection; and more.
   
 February 2014 February 2014: This newsletter contains information about New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s keynote address at PRI’s Occasional Series event “Life After Exoneration: Emerging Issues;” the screening of “Passport to the Future,” a documentary exploring barriers to college for applicants with criminal records; and more.
   
January 201 January 2014: This newsletter contains information about a two-day workshop seminar organized by PRI for the staff of the New York City Justice Corps; the “Life of the Law” new podcast and radio show; and more.
   
December 2013 December 2013: This newsletter features Pinkerton Fellowship alum Alex Griffith reflecting on his Fellowship experience; information about the participation of Bianca Van Heydoorn, Director of Educational Initiatives at PRI, in the “Education Not Incarceration” portion of “Talking Transitions;” and more.
   
November 2013 November 2013: This newsletter contains information about the performance of actor, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty at John Jay; PRI’s third youth justice symposium on the topic “Reconsidering Juvenile and Criminal Court Jurisdiction in new York,” featuring guest speakers Marian Edelman Wright (the Children’s Defense Fund), John Roman (the Urban Institute), and Vincent Schiraldi (former Commissioner of the NYC Department of Probation); and the “Educate Don’t Incarcerate: Reversing The School to Prison Pipeline” event.
   
October 2013 October 2013: This newsletter contains information about the Occasional Series Event presenting the findings in the report “Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring;” PRI’s third youth justice symposium on the topic “Reconsidering Juvenile and Criminal Court Jurisdiction in new York;” and more.  
   
October 2013 (second issue) October 2013: (second issue) This newsletter contains information about the release of “Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside,” a collaborative report between PRI, MFY Legal Services and Neighbors together; the “year in reflection” of Pinkerton Fellow alum Janer Cordero; and more.
   
July 2013 July 2013: This newsletter contains information about an event organized for PRI’s Pinkerton Fellows, who were addressed by former NYC Department of Probation Commissioner Vinny Schiraldi and Director of Legislative and Government Affairs Brent Cohen; PRI’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program; and the graduation ceremony for the Harlem Justice Corps.
   
June 2013 June 2013: This newsletter highlights the achievements of Pinkerton Fellow Mehdi Mahraoui, who was selected for the DREAM Fellowship and to discuss immigration with President Obama and Vice President Biden, and Pinkerton Fellow Sabrina Jimenez Pester, who participated in the Latino Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. This newsletter also contains information about the Arches Employment Summit organized for probation clients; and more.
   
 May 2013 May 2013: This newsletter contains information about PRI’s Occasional Series panel discussion “Ending Mass Incarceration,” the first National Institute of Corrections virtual conference with the participation of Ann Jacobs, Director of PRI, and College and Community Fellowship ED Vivian Nixon; and more.
   
April 2013 April 2013: This newsletter contains information about the incoming Pinkerton Fellows; the Black Men and Justice Speaker Series featuring University of North Carolina Assistant Professor Dr. Wizdom Powell-Hammond; and more.
   
March 2013 March 2013: This newsletter contains information on Ann Jacobs’ appearance on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show;” the Spring 2013 Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative Youth Justice Symposium with keynote speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad; and more.