Every day, prisoners are released from imprisonment back into society without so much as a thought as to what they do to become productive again. How do we help the newly returning citizens start being unincarcerated? How does the recently released get past the checkbox on a job application and become self-sufficient? What does prison do to your outlook and your view of your prospects? Our guest knows the answers to these questions well. The first black person to be elected District Attorney of the City of Philadelphia, R. Seth Williams pled guilty to one count of violating the Travel Act and was sentenced to five years in federal prison in 2017. Released in 2020, he set about rebuilding his life and is now Director of the Herbert J. Hoelter vocational training center in Philadelphia, where he leads the program's efforts at training newly returning citizens for a vocation that will make them self-sustaining and able to take control of their lives. Join us as we explore how small things can have a big impact in preventing crime, reducing recidivism, changing lives, families, and communities, and creating the one thing we all need - hope.
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