AIB focused on a prison community re-entry initiative for 2018. We have created and are airing public service announcements (PSA’s) not only for our own use, but offer these to other organizations in our efforts to support this and similar programs. Please join us to create a better chance for a second chance and contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
More than half a million people are released from prison each year and unfortunately, the numbers show that two out of three will be rearrested within three years.People starting over with no job, no money and no place to live often find themselves falling victim once again to the issues that put them in prison the first time. How do we help them find and keep employment? Find housing? Help with mentoring? We want to know what you think. Let us know how you are involved in any re-entry programs using #aibreentry on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Help AIB support those individuals and programs to help create a better chance for a second chance.
Seven out of 10 people in prison have no high school diploma or GED. Many come from neighborhoods with few economic opportunities and many were homeless before they were incarcerated. Advocates for returning citizens call for a new vision of helping people both before and after they land behind bars, demanding policies that help individuals gain life skills and communities gain more access to resources - from better schools to affordable housing. In this public service announcement available for use by the public, AIB invites you to help create that vision to create a better chance for a second chance.
Ladji Ruffin was 19 when he was sentenced to life with parole for murder. Unlike most of Georgia's prison population who have no high school diploma or GED, Ruffin had graduated high school and started college. Still, he had no job skills. That changed in prison, where he not only turned his life around, but learned braille transcription. By applying the skills he learned behind bars, Ruffin has not only started his own braille business, but he returns to the very prison where he did his time to inspire inmates to take responsibility for their lives and take advantage of educational opportunities. Ruffin's story of redemption is among those the AIB Network is sharing as part of our annual initiative to highlight effective programs to help the 95% of prisoners who will one day be released. In this public service announcement available for use by the public, AIB invites you to help create a better chance for a second chance.
Every person has dignity and potential but one in four American adults has a criminal record, limiting their access to education, jobs, housing, and other opportunities they need to reach their full potential. In this public service announcement available for use by the public, AIB invites the faith community to fulfill its prophetic vision to offer support to returning citizens. Through ending the stigma of having been formerly incarcerated, you can create a better chance for a second chance.