After the Pen by Willis Barrino and Mike Foster

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 call “Prodigal Parties" for ex-convicts upon their release to help them re-enter society well. Hear from the founder of People of the Second Chance, and an inmate returning home who is using his second chance for good.

Interested in hosting a Prodigal Party? Check out and join People of the Second Chance as they host 100 Prodigal Parties October 16-23.

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