Mark Holden Op-Ed: When Prisoners Reenter Society

New life for the federal Reentry Council points to seriousness of prison-reform effort

March 20, 2018

On an average day, more than 1,500 former inmates leave prison and reenter society. That’s more than 600,000 every year who return to their communities hoping to get a second chance. Unfortunately, far too many do not get that chance and soon end up back behind bars.

This is a moral failure on the part of society, a fiscal wasteland for governments and taxpayers, and a tragedy for the men and women who are denied a full and fair chance to participate in the American Dream.