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Philly ReNew is a program to assist fathers transition from incarceration into being positive functional members of society.

Why support a program that assists ex-offenders?
 70% of Philly ReNew grads do NOT return to prison!
 Philly ReNew men are 18 and older; GED or equivalent; Family Works eligible;
committed any type of offense.
 Philly ReNew has successfully served 400 participants in 3 years.
 Of the 400, 80% are employed and/or enrolled in school.
 Philly ReNew is 80% less expensive than one year of incarceration- $33 per day
compared to $90 per day.
 The recidivism rate of Philly ReNew participants is 30% lower than the general
Philadelphia rate.
 Over 3 years, Philly ReNew has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and
enhanced public safety.

For more information visit the PA Prison Society.org

Letter to
Sen Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia)
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Sen Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia).

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Please support funding for Philly ReNew!


I cant imagine what it would be like to reenter society after I was shut off from the world for months or even years. Returning with good intentions to start a new way of life and be the man my family has needed me to be for a long time. Finding work is hard, even for those who have a degree and a consistent work history. Given this, with a lack of work history, combined with a criminal background and maybe even a lack of skills where would you begin? It is innate for a man to want to provide for his family. Imagine the frustration of not being able to do so or the inner battle to do right and scrape by when sometimes doing wrong is profitable. They may have brought this upon themselves, but leaving them alone to pick up the pieces doesn't benefit anyone. We are all impacted through the success rate of this program, whether it be directly through our loved ones, or even our property value or tax dollars.
In the past several years Philadelphia has changed. We have watched as more and more social service resources have been depleted, crime and violence has escalated and the family structure has suffered. Please help us to make a difference today.


Philly ReNew is a program to assist fathers transition from incarceration into being positive functional members of society.

Why support a program that assists ex-offenders?
 70% of Philly ReNew grads do NOT return to prison!
 Philly ReNew men are 18 and older; GED or equivalent; Family Works eligible;
committed any type of offense.
 Philly ReNew has successfully served 400 participants in 3 years.
 Of the 400, 80% are employed and/or enrolled in school.
 Philly ReNew is 80% less expensive than one year of incarceration- $33 per day
compared to $90 per day.
 The recidivism rate of Philly ReNew participants is 30% lower than the general
Philadelphia rate.
 Over 3 years, Philly ReNew has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and
enhanced public safety.

For more information visit the PA Prison Society.org
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Sincerely,