WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College will
host the Pennsylvania Prison Society as it celebrates its 225th anniversary
on Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jane Schultz Room, Wertz Student
The free event will feature three
programs: â€œPrison Reform Then and Now â€“ or is it Now and Then?â€ by William M.
DiMascio, executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society; â€œPrisoner
Reentry Initiative: Needs and Challengesâ€ by Troy Edwards, reentry services
coordinator for the state Department of Corrections; and â€œRestorative Justiceâ€
by the Rev. Walter Everett.
is the second time that the College has hosted an event for the Pennsylvania
Prison Society and we are pleased to welcome Mr. DiMascio, Mr. Edwards, Rev.
Everett, and others interested in this work, to campus to celebrate the societyâ€™s
225th anniversary,â€ said Dr. Kerry Richmond, assistant professor of criminal
justice. â€œThe Pennsylvania Prison Society is nationally recognized for its
prison reform and advocacy efforts, and we are pleased to be able to offer a
forum to recognize its achievements and educate others about its work.â€
Reservations are required and may be
made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 215-564-6005, ext. 116.
The Pennsylvania Prison Society, founded
in 1787, is the nationâ€™s oldest criminal justice reform organization. It
provides reentry services to former offenders, programming to children and
families affected by incarceration, visitation to prisoners in state and county
correctional facilities, and influences public policies that make positive
changes in the criminal justice system.
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to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic
program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful
student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a
Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located
near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of
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