ReEntry Stories features conversations between people who were once in prison. More than 1500 people a year return to life outside prison in Montgomery County, and, like returned citizens all over Ohio, they often have trouble finding jobs, housing, education and mental health services.
All the people in ReEntry stories were part of Sinclair Community College’s Advanced Job Training program or the Dayton Collaboratory’s X Factor Initiative.
Latisha Ellis went to prison right after high school and participated in the Sinclair Program which helped her discover her passion for poetry. James Clay went to prison much later in life and honed a passion for public speaking by ministering to other incarcerated men. He continues to do this as a mentor at The Dayton Collaboratory’s X Factor Initiative.
ReEntry Stories is produced by Mary Evans and is a collaboration between WYSO, Sinclair Community College and the Dayton Collaboratory. Funding support comes from Sinclair and the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices.