This Sunday on HOT 97 Street Soldiers with Lisa Evers, we're talking about "LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: Can getting an education behind bars keep you from going back?"
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced funding for college classes in 10 New York State prisons, ensuring that inmates can earn an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in 2 or 3 years.
Studies show that ex-offenders who are educated can get jobs and more easily turn their lives around in a positive direction. We are taking a big picture look at what it's like for people coming home from prison. What are the biggest challenges? What makes them go back to their old ways? What are the actions of those who successfully reinvent their lives and never go back? We plan to talk about every aspect of this challenge that affects so many (mostly) young men.
We're looking for the following guests:
1) Ex-offenders who have recently begun to turn their lives around.
2) Repeat offenders who can talk about the problems they face.
3) A counselor for an ex-prisoner re-entry group.
4) Someone who thinks it's unfair convicted criminals get free college while they have to go into debt for it.
5) State corrections officers who can tell us what they see.
If you fit the description and would like to come on the show, or would like to recommend someone for the topic, please reach out to me ASAP via EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you more details. And TUNE into Hot 97 Street Soldiers Every Sunday 9am - 10am or call us LIVE 1.800.223.9797
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