A couple years after Jose Cabrera was released from prison and got help from the David Lewis Reentry Center, he returned to work for the center as a case manager — now helping others get another chance at life.
The David Lewis Reentry Center helps formerly incarcerated persons with services to aid their reintegration into society. But despite its apparent success, the program has continually struggled to find funding.
Diane Joiner is a resident of East Palo Alto, but she used to reside behind bars. Today, she’s the poster child for programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara county jails designed to reduce recidivism.
San Mateo County’s women’s jail is not equipped for pregnant inmates to give birth or care for newborns. This video examines difficulties women and law enforcement officials face when babies are born behind bars.