Sunday, February 5, 2006
The Frank J. Remington Center of the UW Law School is co-sponsor of a “Returning Prisoner Simulation Program,” organized jointly by the Social Action Committee of Temple Beth El and the Madison-area Urban Ministry (MUM), to be presented Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 5:30 pm at Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive in Madison.
The event is open to the public. Admission cost is $10, which includes materials and a light supper.
During the evening, participants will learn about the difficulties that returning prisoners face in re-entering society and about the impact on everyone in the community. The program will begin with the documentary Today’s Prisoners, Tomorrow’s Neighbors and then present a simulation activity in which participants take on the identity of a parolee in his or her first month back in the community. The evening is expected to be an eye-opening opportunity to walk in the shoes of a former prisoner.
The event will end with a debriefing, allowing participants to exchange ideas on their own potential roles in assisting returning prisoners’ re-entry.
For more information, contact Heidi Lauhon by phone at 608-238-3123 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, send a check for $10, made out to Temple Beth El, with name of participant and identifying the MUM Prisoner Re-entry Simulation, to: Attn: Heidi, Temple Beth El, 2702 Arbor Drive, Madison, WI 53711.