What A 30th Generation Winemaker Can Teach Us About Our Prison System
A heritage brand has dedicated itself to solving recidivism in Italian prisons
Work is critical in the rehabilitation of prisoners, on par with education. While the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs works to eradicate words like ‘felon’ or ‘convict’ to combat social stigmatization, companies and hiring managers can provide a second chance for those leaving the prison system.
In the U.S., some 70 million Americans have a criminal record. According to a report by the US Sentencing Commission: “Nearly half (49.3%) of such offenders were rearrested within eight years for either a new crime or for some other violation of the condition of their probation or release conditions.”