Readers react to stories about former drug dealers working at supermarkets

Ex-drug dealers turn their lives around at ShopRite, but what about the misery they caused on the street?

No doubt Jeffrey Brown, the chief executive of Brown’s Super Stores Inc., a chain of 13 ShopRite and Fresh Grocer supermarkets, deserves praise for hiring people released from prison. It helps them and it helps Brown’s business, because the ex-drug dealers, in particular, have real retail expertise.

Delegation travels to Graterford prison in hopes of helping inmates

Hope behind bars

Over the course of his thirty-three years inside, Luis Suave González, who was sentenced to life when he was still a minor, had never experienced anything like what happened on March 7th in Graterford prison: A visit of from an important group of organizations, represented by their top officials, with the aim of helping a significant number of inmates with their reentry back into society or, at least back into in the Barrio.

Los delegados viajan a la prisión de Graterford con la esperanza de ayudar a los reos

Esperanza tras las rejas

En treinta y tres años de reclusión de Luis Suave González, life sentence juvenile, en la prisión de máxima seguridad de Grateford no se veía lo que se vio el pasado 7 marzo: La visita de un importante grupo de organizaciones representadas por sus más altos rangos, con el objetivo de comenzar un proceso de reinserción en la sociedad o al menos en el Barrio, de un significativo número de reclusos.

Event: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank this Wednesday

Criminal Justice Bloc

Criminal Justice Bloc. 79 likes · 11 talking about this. SP2’s CJB seeks to increase awareness and promote action around the numerous intersecting issues that relate to the criminal justice system.

Facebook Event page with RSVP and more info: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank