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How Can We Help Ex-Convicts Re-Enter?


After the Pen

Approximately 2.2 million people are in jail in the U.S.; 60 percent of incarcerated males are African-American. Disproportionately, only 12-13 percent of the American population are black males. People of the Second Chance see an opportunity for renewal in these otherwise bleak statistics. The members of this organization host what they

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Beyond Incarceration

More than 7 million Americans—1 in 31 adults—have been or are currently incarcerated. That’s the highest incarceration rate in the world. More often than not, those who are set free become repeat offenders within years or even months. Christians must begin discussing how we can help complete the restorative justice

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Cease Fire: Gangs and Redemption

In this Q Commons Chattanooga Local Talk, public safety coordinator for the city of Chattanooga, Paul David Smith, discusses Chattanooga's response to gang-related issues, community safety and mentoring. Smith is the former principal of Howard High School in downtown Chattanooga and the proud father of two children. Click Here to

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