Support funding for Philly ReNew!
  • Petitioned Sen Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia)

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Sen Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia)

Support funding for Philly ReNew!

    1. Petition by

      constance courduff

      philadelphia, PA

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

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rosemarie Dailey CLARKSVILLE, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need ex-offenders to become contributing members of society, not to return to the already overburdened, overtaxed prison system.

    • Carol Mansfield HAMBURG, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      We need organizations like Prison Society to be able to continue helping those in prison and out of prison. They are part of the solution to making a difference in these mens lives.

    • Angela Richardson PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have personally witnessed how Philly ReNew has changed the lives of many men who desperately dream of a second chance. Men who are trying to rebuild their lives and raise their children. Without Philly ReNew, there is no hope....

    • Leigh Dupre EDDYSTONE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because to get offenders integrated into the community takes effort. We can't just warehouse people and hope for the best.

    • Rev. Pam McShane SPRINGFIELD, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Philly ReNew is a cost-effective way of reducing recidivism and giving men an opportunity to lead positive functional lives as members of our community.


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