Listen to Founding Board Members, Norris Henderson and Blair Boutte, discuss the barriers facing people coming home from prison, how these problems lead people back into prison, and how The First 72+ aims to stop this cycle.
BY JOHN SIMERMAN | JSIMERMAN@THEADVOCATE.COM The New Orleans Advocate Sept. 06, 2014 Past is future outside Lonnie Cooley’s new temporary home. Smack across Perdido Street from the ex-convict’s new front porch, an infamous “bridge to nowhere” towers unconnected above the space between the two buildings that compose Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s new jail complex, still under construction. What will go in the middle remains the subject of heated political debate. What
WWLTV.com Email: email@example.com | Twitter: @WWLTV NEW ORLEANS When inmates are released from prison they often they have trouble adjusting to life on the outside, but Wednesday, a new program is launching to help create a smooth transition for those rejoining society, and it’s called The First 72+. Congressman Cedric Richmond, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Secretary of Corrections James LeBlanc, and prison reform advocates will hold a ribbon cutting for the opening of the first tr