News Articles

June 14, 2017 –
Philly woman graduation from prisons of their past

May 15, 2017 – PA Attorney General
Attorney General Shapiro, Governor Wolf announce creation of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council

May 15, 2017 –
Wolf, Shapiro tout program to help prisoners reenter society

May 15, 2017 – The Associated Press
Pennsylvania Launches New Effort to Fight Prison Recidivism

May 15, 2017
Press Conference and Inaugural Pennsylvania Reentry Council Meeting Information:

Press Advisory:
Attorney General Shapiro and Governor Wolf will join representatives from local, state, and federal agencies to announce the creation of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council (PRC). The PRC will bring reentry stakeholders together from around the Commonwealth to improve reentry efforts in an effort to reduce recidivism in Pennsylvania to enhance community safety. The PRC will also establish best reentry practices and educate the public about the challenges of reentry. The press conference will feature El Sawyer, of Philadelphia, who served time in Graterford Prison and is now a filmmaker focusing on reentry issues, and Melanie Snyder, Director of the Lancaster Reentry Management Organization, who will speak about the need to improve reentry policies, practices, and programs. Immediately, following the press conference, the inaugural meeting of the PRC will be held at the Office of the Attorney General and will be attended by stakeholders from around the Commonwealth.

Click here for Audio, Video and Photos of the Press Conference

April 25, 2017 – Lancaster Online
Trauma-informed training for Lancaster County corrections and parole officers seeks less use of force