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The Community Reimagines Vera @ Chicago Ideas - Part III

The Vera Institute of Justice teamed up with Chicago Ideas to reenvision the American prison system and imagine a society in which prisons serve as rehabilitation facilities for communities and citizens, rather than as crippling institutions. The conversations combined performance, first-person testimony, and compelling dialogue that looked into not only how the American prison system causes “civil death,” but also what everyday citizens can do to help reshape the way in which incarceration affects the country. 

Part Three: The Community Reimagines is a conversation and a call to action around how communities, public institutions, and the private sector can work for justice and embrace practices that enhance safe and successful reentry for returning citizens.