On Wednesday, February 10, The Washington Post will host Coffee@WaPo: Out of Jail, Into Society, a conversation about sentencing reform and efforts to assist people as they are released from prison and transition back into their communities. Each year, over half a million inmates are released from prisons in the United States and roughly half of them will return to prison within three years. Reentry programs can play a key role in reducing recidivism and breaking the cycle of incarceration.

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), former NYC Police and Correction Commissioner and ACCJR.org founder Bernard B. Kerik, Secretary John E. Wetzel, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, and Glenn E. Martin, Founder and President JustLeadershipUSA will take part in the discussions led by Post investigative reporter Sari Horwitz, Post national reporter Wesley Lowery and Washington Post Live editor Lois Romano.

EVENT DETAILS:

Coffee@WaPo: Out of Jail, Into Society

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time: 8:45- 10:00 a.m. ET (doors open at 8:15 a.m.)

The Washington Post

1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071

To register to attend as press, please e-mail postpr@washpost.com. To register to attend the event, please go here.

The series will be live-streamed on wapo.st/reentry and video will be available following the event. Follow the conversation on Twitter with #postreentry. This conversation will continue the Coffee@WaPo series, which showcases The Post’s enterprise journalism and extends the conversation between experts and Post reporters.

Coffee@WaPo: Out of Jail, Into Society is sponsored by the U.S. Justice Action Network with support from the Coalition for Public Safety and Lutheran College Washington Semester.