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Summit County Reentry Network
Giving Ex-Offenders a Second Chance Part Two – 2011-06-18

By: Katie Sobiech

How does less crime in our community sound? The Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN) is working hard towards making this not just a dream, but reality.

“America has a very high arrest and incarceration rate. We need to work with the people who are coming back home (from jail/prison),” Terry Tribe-Johnson, Summit County Reentry Coordinator, said.

“Our current Governor has talked about how by December 2011 there is going to be a lot more low level offenders, many who’ve been incarcerated for 9 months average, who are going to be released. They will need support and services or it’s going to be a revolving door,” she continued.

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Summit County Reentry Network Giving Ex-Offenders a Second Chance Part One – 2011-06-12

By: Katie Sobiech

Could ex-offenders be the key to stimulating growth and stability in our economy? According to the Summit County Reentry Network (SCRN), ex-offenders may just have what it takes. With statistics such as:

  • 1 in 100 Americans being in prison or jail (Pew Report,2008)
  • Approximately 9 million people being released from jails every year (Urban Institute, Justice Policy Center)
  • And, out of 65 million adults, 1 in every 4 Americans having an arrest record (National Employment Law Project

…this makes up a very large portion of our population!

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