Faces of Reentry
An estimated 1 million people in North Carolina have criminal convictions. The vast majority of these individuals are genuinely dedicated to living as responsible citizens, contributing to their communities, and providing for their families.
However, these people suffer from the collateral consequence of their criminal convictions. They are excluded from many of the privileges, opportunities, and resources essential to productive citizenship.
These are the faces of those who would benefit from reforms that reduce barriers to reentry—
A mother trying to provide for her children
A parishioner leading a new life and persuading others to do the same
A veteran who has struggled with PTSD and wants to rebuild his life
A young man ready to make the most out of the rest of his life
Share Your Story
On this page are several of the faces of reentry. Please share your own reentry story and become a face of reentry by using this audio recorder. We will provide these faces and their stories to legislators to demonstrate the genuine need for reforms in the law that provide better reentry opportunities.
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If you don't have a microphone on your computer or simply would rather type your reentry story, go here.
Faces of Reentry Stories
Lynn Burke - mother of four, attorney
Thomas E. Hockaday - suffering collateral consequences despite having a clean record for the past 20 years
Daryl Atkinson - an attorney who was formerly incarcerated