Community safety forum to weigh strategies for post release supervision

BOSTON — January 29, 2003 — In one year, as many as 60 percent of the state’s maximum security inmates are released directly to communities without any supervision. This startling fact – documented in MassINC’s Cell to Street report – highlights a growing problem for Massachusetts.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2003, the state’s top public safety leaders will gather to propose solutions. “Prisoner Re-entry: What are the Next Steps?” is a community safety forum sponsored by the Boston Foundation, the Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation, the Crime and Justice Institute and MassINC.

Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey will offer welcoming remarks, and Public Safety Secretary Edward A. Flynn will give a special presentation.

The following experts will provide their perspectives on a panel moderated by Harvard’s Anne Morrison Piehl:

  • Truesee Allah, Nation of Islam, Ministry of Outreach
  • Tim App, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Parole Board
  • Andrea J. Cabral, Sheriff of Suffolk County
  • Edward Davis, Superintendent of Police, City of Lowell
  • Paul Joyce, Superintendent of the Boston Police Department and Chief of the Bureau of Special Operations
  • Marie St. Fleur, Massachusetts Representative, 5th Suffolk District and lead sponsor of post-release supervision legislation

WHAT: Community Safety Forum on Prisoner Re-entry

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

WHERE: The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor

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