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(Mayor Nutter is accompanied by Philadelphia prisons commissioner Louis Giorla as he chats with several prisoners at the orchard project groundbreaking.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Inmates To Grow Produce While Learning Horticulture

The Philadelphia Prison System project will give prisoners — or, as Mayor Michael Nutter refers to them, clients — the green jobs training and skills they need to reenter society one day.

04/01/2014

(An image of phillyreentry.com.)

New Web Site Helps Phila. Ex-Offenders Return To Productive Life

There’s a bold new tool to help those getting out of prison make the transition to law-abiding citizen.

01/29/2014

(Thousands of hopeful job applicants showed up at a May 17th job fair for ex-offenders.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Group Makes Final Preparations For Re-Do Of Ex-Offender Job Fair

City officials are making final preparations to re-do its job fair for Philadelphia ex-offenders, less than two weeks after a similar event was shut down because of the huge turnout.

06/01/2013

(Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Urges Businesses To Hire Ex-Offenders

“This study shows that there has to be a real partnership, that people have to give people a second chance,” said Mayor Michael Nutter.

09/12/2011

(credit: Tom Grill/Getty Images)

City Council Votes To Ban ‘The Box’

Philadelphia City Council today gave final approval to new restrictions on the questions employers can ask of job applicants about possible prior criminal records.

03/31/2011

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