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Help us Reinvent Reentry!
As the year comes to a close, the season of giving is right around the corner! Your generous gift will help us end the stigma attached to formerly incarcerated individuals, and create meaningful solutions for a better reentry process. Click the button below to donate online, or mail your check to the address below.
Mail checks to:
1776 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 8412, Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Reentry Simulations: What's New
Thank you to Voices from the Heartland and Eastern Illinois University for hosting us for two successful Reentry Simulations this month! We were happy to be a part of the powerful art installation and event conceived and implemented by artist Jesse Krimes at Voices from the Heartland. He used artwork created through a collaboration between incarcerated artists and Amish and Mennonite quilters in Lancaster. Check out this article and photos to learn more about this unique and powerful project. We'd also like to send a special thanks to Noellie Amon-Kotey, who was a great help during the EIU Simulation.

We're thrilled to have even more upcoming opportunities to share the powerful Reentry Simulation experience with audiences across the country. Click here to learn more and schedule a simulation at your association, office headquarters, university, conference, and more!
Upcoming Reentry Simulations & Events:

November 8 - Conservative Political Action Conference - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 20 - Sue Ellen Allen will be speaking at
the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut's event,
Report: New Numbers Released on
Incarcerated Women
The Prison Policy Initiative recently released a report examining women and mass incarceration. The United States incarcerates more women than any other country in the world. We encourage you to check out the report to learn about these alarming numbers and more. 
In Case You Missed It: Reentry Simulation Resource
We're excited to share our Reentry Simulation overview packet! The document contains important information about how the simulation works, the ways it impacts participants, details for scheduling a simulation, and more.

Click here to check it out , and please feel free to share it!
The Slumber Party From Hell:
A True Story of Turning Pain into Power
" This book is a must-read for anyone who wants an inside look at the Arizona prison system."

Reinventing Reentry founder Sue Ellen Allen's book, The Slumber Party From Hell, shares her experience and the unimaginable conditions in Arizona's Perryville prison -- conditions which are all too common in corrections facilities across the nation. If you haven't already, click here to learn more and purchase the book!
Criminal Justice Reform Shouldn't Just Focus on People Behind Bars. Here's How We Can Improve the Lives of Millions More
When we talk about criminal justice reform, we naturally think about the people behind bars. But there’s another population that gets far less attention — one that’s facing a world of challenges which, if not addressed, will keep our nation’s prison populations stubbornly high.

GEO Group Running Out of Banks as 100% of Known Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector
All of the publicly known existing banking partners providing lines of credit and term loans to private prison leader GEO Group have now officially committed to ending ties with the private prison and immigrant detention industry.

Criminal Justice Reform in the States: Spotlight on Legislatures
Many of the laws that govern the American criminal justice system are set at the state level. This means that much of the efforts to change or overhaul this system—on anything from sentencing and the death penalty to disenfranchisement and drug policy—happen in legislatures, far from the spotlight that accompanies federal action.

Degrading Strip Search of 200 Women Prisoners Cries Out for Courts to Act

Felicity Huffman's sentence of 14 days of prison time for participating in a college-admissions cheating scheme made international news. But the headlines about women prisoners we most need are about the degrading treatment of the nearly 110,000 women already in state and federal prisons, many of whose pleas for protection are being ignored.

'They Don’t Have Hope Right Now.' Cyntoia Brown Speaks Out For Women In Prison In Her First Interview Since Being Released
Cyntoia Brown-Long says there are plenty of other women like her doing prison time who have not received the same attention she has.“There’s nothing special about me,” she told NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview that aired on the Today Show Tuesday — her first interview since her release from prison.

Maricopa County Attorney Adds Criminal Justice Reform Advocate To Transition Team
New Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel included a reform-minded Republican lawmaker on her transition team, a sign she may be more amenable to criminal justice reform efforts than her predecessor, Bill Montgomery.  

Sign the Fair Chance Arizona Pledge
Help us eliminate hiring, housing and education barriers for Arizonans who have been incarcerated. If you are a business owner or part of an organization that is committed to promoting fair chances for all, please sign the Fair Chance Arizona pledge. We encourage you to share this important initiative with others in your network too! Together we can enact real change in our state and our country.  
Donate Today
Help us spread the word about reentry solutions. Find out how you can help create real change. You can donate through PayPal by clicking below, or by mailing your check to Reinventing Reentry. 
Mail checks to:
1776 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 8412, Scottsdale, AZ 85252