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Mayor Steven Fulop to Host 2nd Annual Jersey City Prisoner Reentry Conference “The Prisoner’s Story”

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will host the Second Annual Prisoner Reentry Conference: The Prisoner’s Story on April 2, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saint Peter’s University.  The conference will focus on the trauma, stress, medical and behavioral challenges of an inmate’s journey from childhood to prison to reentry, and provide a platform to discuss better local and regional reentry efforts by analyzing these challenges. Featuring keynote addresses by both former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and US Attorney Paul Fishman, the event is sponsored by Jersey City Employment and Training Program, Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City Medical Center and Integrity House, a nationally recognized substance abuse rehabilitation center with locations in Newark and Secaucus. The goal of the conference is to establish best practices for reentry to improve the success of ex-offenders returning to society.

Each panel of the conference will look deeper into the challenging journey of an inmate’s life. The first panel will explore early childhood stressors of the inmate such as substance abuse, social stress and life changes when they were young. The second panel will discuss the stress and impact of prison upon an inmate affecting their mental and physical health, and the last panel will discuss the challenges of an inmate’s reentry into work. Each panel discussion will provide attendees with an opportunity to contribute thoughts and ideas to achieve better overall reentry practices.

Confirmed speakers include former heavyweight boxing champion and Author Mike Tyson, United States Attorney Paul Fishman, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, former New York Times Reporter and Minister Christopher Hedges, and Hudson County Director of Corrections Oscar Aviles.

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Guest Speakers Include Mike Tyson, US Attorney Paul Fishman and Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik

Co-Sponsored by Jersey City Employment and Training Program, Integrity House and Saint Peter’s University, the Event Will Focus on the Challenges of an Inmate’s Journey from Childhood to Prison to Reentry

For more information on the conference, please contact Melissa Kostinas at 551-222-4325 or mkostinas@jcetp.org. If you would like to attend the conference, please register by visiting http://reentry2015.jcetp.org

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