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Dolphy Jordan and Ari Kohn from PPEP on KBCS 91.3 FM "Voices of Diversity: Prison Life"
Wed, Aug 3, 2011
Consider this question: what is our prison system for punishment or rehabilitation? Retribution or justice? Recently, prisoner treatment and needs gained national attention with a three week hunger strike that began at California’s Pelican Bay State prison near the Oregon border. The strike is over but debate continues over how Read More
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Interview with Ari Kohn: On the Politics and Realities of Helping Former Prisoners Escape the Past
Thu, May 26, 2011
Ari Kohn compares the difficulty of getting into the program he runs with that of gaining entrance to an elite university – over the last five years, he’s been able to accept less than 25 percent of the hundreds of applications he’s received.
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Post-Prison Education Program helps some get another chance
Thu, Jul 16, 2009
PPED helps people who want another chance in life by moving any obstacle that gets in the way of further education. That could mean paying tuition, helping with rent, running interference with various bureaucracies, even tutoring. Kohn and the two young women who work with him do whatever the students Read More
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Change Agent: Ari Kohn
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
Even as the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of its citizens in detention, it offers scant help to those who, after serving their time, need to repurpose their lives. About 8,400 people are released each year from Washington state’s correctional institutions; most just get Read More
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