Is Civics Education in Prisons Working?

Jim Flanagan and Harrison Painter speak with Benjamin Volpe about how the Certell Civics Education Project has helped him return to society after being released from incarceration.

After spending 15 years in prison Benjamin now proudly serves as Director of Political Affairs for Leading Returning Citizens, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused solely on the individual needs of each Returning Citizen. We want to break the cycle. All of us have different needs. We encounter varied barriers upon release. While housing may be an issue for one person – it may not be for another. Finding a job that will allow you to support your family may be an issue for some, while restoration of family relationships will be a priority need of others. Yet, finding the support of someone who understands the emotions of a long timer being released may be an issue for many. The LRC, Inc. staff is uniquely dedicated on assisting you in meeting your individual needs.