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Participants will learn about the prison justice system alongside residents of a halfway house. This urban immersion experience will allow opportunity to work with youth as part of an afterschool program. Participants will also gain a unique perspective by touring an active prison and meeting with various employees.
St. Leonard's Ministries
Founded in 1954, St. Leonard’s Ministries provides comprehensive residential, case management, and employment services for those released from prison without resources needed to rebuild their lives.
Recidivism rates for former residents are impressive — only 20%, while the state average exceeds 50%.
MCC Chicago - Federal Prison
An administrative security metropolitan correctional center.
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