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Happy New Year from Reinventing Reentry! 2018 was an exciting year for us, and was also full of advancements for criminal justice reform and reentry efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. We hope for more understanding, more justice, and more action in the New Year.

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Arizona Senator  Kyrsten Sinema  was sworn in yesterday in DC. Our founder was there with other Arizona notables!
The Reentry Simulation simulates the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who are transitioning from incarceration back into society.

See for yourself how challenging reentry into society can be. Counseling is on the to-do list for every participant, but will you successfully attend it?
Upcoming Reentry Simulations:

Feb. 2: All Saints Episcopal Church

Feb. 6: Liberal Ladies in Fountain Hills 

April 2: Columbia University, New York City
Part of the team of criminal justice advocates in DC for the signing of the First Step Act. They refused to give up!
We are incredibly thrilled that the First Step Act passed in late 2018! The First Step Act is a monumental step in reforming our criminal justice system and bolstering reentry efforts across our country.

Click here to learn more about a few of the biggest reforms this law will bring, and click here to learn more about how this important legislation came to be.
V-Day 2019: Spotlight on Women in Prison and Formerly Incarcerated Women
Every year, the V-Day Spotlight campaign calls attention to a particular group of women who are experiencing elevated levels of violence and disproportionate socio-political marginalization, in an effort to raise awareness for the issues they face and aid the community groups working to address these injustices. The spotlight this year is on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women.
Reinventing Reentry will be the main beneficiary of the V-Day Phoenix 2019 production of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant And A Prayer, being produced by Stacey Champion.
S tay tuned for more information coming soon.
There were notable ballot measures focused on criminal justice reform and more in 2018
Many states and localities voted on critical ballot measures last month on key topics that cover voting rights and redistricting, energy and the environment, health care, criminal justice, taxes and labor, and even unusual proposals like one to create a city-run bank.

Study Examines Increase In Female Prison Population In Arizona
The political advocacy group FWD.us has published a study looking at incarceration rates for women in Arizona. The number of women in Arizona prisons has doubled in the past 18 years from 2,000 to more than 4,000. FWD.us Director of Criminal Justice Reform Zöe Towns says more than half of the women reported having a dependent.

The Moral Horror of America’s Prisons
The law, called the First Step Act, will expand early-release programs and change sentencing laws, for instance by weakening mandatory minimum sentences for some classes of nonviolent offenders. But most of the bad features of the current system will remain intact.

Parenthood lost: How incarcerated parents are losing their children forever
Lori Lynn Adams was a mother of four living in poverty when Hurricane Floyd struck North Carolina in 1999, flooding her trailer home and destroying her children’s pageant trophies and baby pictures. No stranger to moneymaking scams, Adams was convicted of filing a fraudulent disaster-relief claim with FEMA for a property she did not own. She also passed dozens of worthless checks to get by.

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