Reentry Radio is the official podcast of the John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity (formerly known as the Prisoner Reentry Institute).
Student & Counselor Conversation: Mimi & Desiree
In this episode, former College Initiative (CI) Academic Counselor Desiree Gomez speaks with her student Mimi Pascual about her experiences in CI and her recent graduation from City College of New York.
Student & Counselor Conversation: Freddy & Kombeh
In this episode, College Initiative (CI) Academic Counselor Kombeh Jobe speaks with Freddy Jacobs about his experiences in CI and his recent graduation from City College.
Student & Counselor Conversation: Charles & Ayiisha
In this episode, College Initiative (CI) Academic Counselor Ayiisha Ferrell speaks with Charles Clink about his experiences in CI and his recent graduation from the NYU Silver School of Social Work.
Navigating Employment Discrimination
In this episode of Reentry Radio, PRI talks to Melissa Ader, a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society's Worker Justice Project, about conviction-related employment discrimination and the steps New York has taken to combat it.
Alejo Rodriguez on the Mentor-Mentee Relationship
Former College Initiative (CI) mentoring coordinator, Alejo Rodriguez, discusses the mentor-mentee relationship in PRI's CI program. CI is a community of successful, positive, and supportive students, alumni, and staff dedicated to creating pathways from criminal justice involvement to college and beyond.
Memoir as Justice
Over the course of several months, students in PRI's College Initiative (CI) program participated in a memoir writing program with Prison Writes, a writing program that uses a trauma-informed approach to bring workshops to incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and justice-involved individuals. In this episode, we speak with Jessica Hall, the founder and executive director of Prison Writes, and Brenneis Nesbitt, a CI student who participated in the memoir writing workshop.