Thursday, January 22, 2015

Out of Prison and Back to Life - The Blessing Way

A Way Back

More than a third of the men and women released from prison in Rhode Island return to the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) within a year - nearly half within three years - often because they have no support system when they get out. 

This month, Jim Hummel takes a look at a decade-old program, run by a non-profit organization, that has reduced the recidivism rate of its participants dramatically, laying the groundwork for employment and sobriety.

The Blessing Way may be seen on Rhode Island PBS on the following dates and times this next week:

Rhode Island PBS
Fri 1/23 at 2:16 am
Fri 1/23 at 11:22 pm
Sat 1/24 at 6:45 pm
Sat 1/24 at 11:45 pm
Sun 1/25 at 2:18 am
Mon 1/26 at 2:16 am
Mon 1/26 at 12:23 pm
Tue 1/27 at 12:21 pm

For more information about this segment and to see other Rhode Island Spotlight segments, visit the Rhode Island Spotlight Web site.