Integrity House co-sponsored the 2nd Annual Prisoner Reentry Conference: The Prisoner’s Story on April 2, 2015, at St Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, which featured guest speakers Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion, former NYC Commissioner Bernard Kerik and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman. The conference focused on the trauma, stress, medical and behavioral challenges of an inmate’s journey from childhood to prison to reentry, and provided a platform for society’s leaders to discuss better local and regional efforts after analyzing these challenges.
Through proactive media relations efforts, R&J secured event coverage with NBC 4 New York, The New York Times, The Record, The Jersey Journal, News 12 New Jersey and many more. R&J helped spread the message that a prisoner’s re-entry back into society is more than just a challenge and that the need for improved programs are necessary for better success. The turnout for the event was extraordinary and the detailed discussions made for an extremely productive conference. Below, please find a few highlights of secured media coverage for the Prisoner Reentry Conference and photos from the event: