Parole simulation to help employers understand the challenges returning citizens face

Every year around 5,000 Iowans return to their community after incarceration. Two immediate tasks are at hand: finding work and a place to live. A new reentry simulation, the first in Johnson County, aims to help local business owners and employers understand what life is like for these individuals during reentry. […]

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Finding One’s Place: Ex-offender Johnathan Kana on society-to-prison transition ahead of InsideOut’s annual Summer Concert

An Iowa City-based prison-to-society reentry program InsideOut is hosting a discussion this Thursday, May 18 by former convict and Texan musician Johnathan Kana: “The Delicate Struggle of the Ex-Offender Identity.” […]

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Public forum on reentry after incarceration at the Coralville Library this week

The forum will include informational displays, guest speakers and breakout discussions around topics like housing, employment, education and training, substance abuse, mental health, personal growth and community integration, probation and parole. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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