Faculty in the News: CSUSB-state corrections department partnership helps parolees reenter community successfully
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A unique partnership between California State University San Bernardino and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) gives state parolees a better path to success and away from a return to prison. Created in 2010, the Cal State Reentry Initiative (CSRI), provides a variety of services to recently paroled inmates who return to the region from the state’s prisons.
“One of the reasons I became so passionate about reentry was that, for anyone who lives or works inside, we know what matters is when you get out," said Dr. Carolyn Eggleston, CSRI’s program administrator and a CSUSB faculty member who has worked in correctional education for 40 years. "You can try to take classes and try to decide you’re not going to do that life anymore, but without help on the outside, it’s almost impossible.”
Read the complete article at “San Bernardino parole program helps its ‘students’ reenter the community successfully.”