SJW19: Prisoner Re-entry Simulation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm


As a part of Social Justice Week 2019, the Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender presents a Prisoner Re-entry Simulation in the University Commons Great Room.

Collateral consequences for criminal convictions pose significant barriers to re-entry post-sentence in employment, education, housing, and healthcare. The Re-Entry Simulation Exercises provide purposeful snapshots of what occurs after a person is released from prison and attempts to re-integrate back into society. Each participant assumes the identity of a formerly incarcerated person and performs tasks in four, 15-minute sessions – with each session representing a week in the life of the former prisoner. Participants attempt to complete their court-ordered obligations and maintain their day-to-day lives while attempting to avoid the ever-present possibility of re-incarceration.

Pizza and refreshments provided by the Social Justice Society.