Interview with Ex-Offender Eddie Ellis–DC Public Safety Radio

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2012/03/interview-with-ex-offender-eddie-ellis-dc-public-safety-radio/

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The program interviews Eddie B. Ellis, Jr. Eddie served 15 years in prison and was released six years ago to the Washington, D.C. area. Eddie has served in a variety of capacities to convey the issues of offender reentry from the perspective of someone who has experienced them directly. He has addressed Congressional hearings and created manuals and audio recordings for released offenders. He is the subject of a recent documentary  (“Out for Good”) and has been on the front page of the Washington Post and additional publications.

The website for Eddie Ellis is http://oneby1inc.org .

Special Announcements:

The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at http://www.nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/ . Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council.

Several requestors have asked for national research on reentry. The Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice reentry research portfolio supports the evaluation of innovative reentry programs. To access these studies and NIJ’s entire reentry research portfolio visit www.nij.gov/nij/topics/corrections/reentry/welcome.htm

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on reentry. Please visit their website at http://doc.la.gov/pages/reentry-initiatives/reentry-radio/ .

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency:

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The website for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency is http://www.csosa.gov/.

The program is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Comments offered on “DC Public Safety” television and radio programs are the opinions of participants and do not necessarily represent the policies of CSOSA or other government agencies.

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