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HEALING AND HUMANIZATION: AN INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies which is located in London in the United Kingdom, at least 10.1 million people throughout our global village are incarcerated. Many of the incarcerated individuals are parents – parents who are disconnected physically and emotionally from their families and communities. In the United States, at least approximately 2,239,751 individuals are incarcerated and at least approximately 1.7 million children in the United States have a parent who is incarcerated. It is estimated that on an annual basis, nearly 700,000 individuals are released annually. We are talking about 700,000 souls every year returning to our communities who need healing and humanization.
 In the Spring of 2012, I discussed with Douglass Capogrossi, Ph.D., the President of Akamai University (www.akamaiuniversity.us) a concept for an intensive and mandatory psychological debriefing for individuals who are being released or have been released from correctional fac…