WHAT WE DON´T HAVE WITH ANY OTHER RADIO STATION … A CALL IN FROM PRISON … Graterford Prison
PHILADELPHIA REENTRY REPORTING COLLABORATIVE
Tendremos la segunda llamada de Suave desde Graterford Prison hablándonos de su experiencia en la escuela. Nos preguntamos si el sistema de educación de manera indirecta “aporta un par de clientes” a las prisiones. Con Suave estará el Profesor Brian O´Neill de quien tomamos estos apartes de su email:
“I actually found my vocation volunteering in prison. Back in the late 1970’s fresh out of high school with no idea what I wanted to do, I heard a PSA on a community radio station (WYEP-Pittsburgh) which mentioned Project Re-entry which paired volunteers with inmates nearing release to help form a support system.
My goal was to work with offenders and I eventually spent about ten years as a social worker working with “at-risk” juveniles.
I earned my PhD in criminal justice from CUNY in 2001 and have taught since 1991 and at West Chester Univeristy since 1998. I have taught in four different correctional facilities. I taught the Thresholds course with college students and inmates several times while at Allentown College (now DeSales University) and then at Graterford via the Villanova program, which still offers inmates free courses.
That experience re-energized my teaching and was the best teaching experience I have ever had. (…) I am currently working on a book on the paroled and commuted lifers. (…)
Study after study shows education reduces recidivism, which makes ever free education cost effective. As for teaching those that will never get out, there are many humanitarian reasons, one of which is that it helps these inmates realize their full potential and be a helping force for others inside.”
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