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19 March, 2018

CORRECTIONAL FACILITY'S LIBRARY ADDS "IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R)" TO ITS LITERATURE COLLECTION



RAY BROOK, NEW YORK (USA) --  The National Chair of the International Men's Day "Healing And Repatriation Initiative", Mr. Carry Greaves, has announced that IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R), a quarterly international Fatherhood and Men's Issues Journal (http://globalfatherhooddialogue.blogspot.com), has been added to the literature collection of the library at Adirondack Correctional Facility. Individuals incarcerated at Adirondack Correctional Facility interested in reading IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) can do so simply by going to the correctional institution's library. Launched in October 1999, IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) has published the articles, columns, and poetry of Incarcerated Fathers from Maine to Hawaii and it continues to be distributed to correctional facilities throughout the United States. IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) moderates a "straight no-chaser" global dialogue on Fatherhood and Men's Issues.

Inaugurated in 2012, the International Men's Day "Healing And Repatriation Initiative," under the leadership of its National Chair, Mr. Carry Greaves, made it possible for Incarcerated Men to participate in the worldwide observance. Prior to 2012, International Men's Day (http://www.usainternationalmensday.blogspot.com) had not been observed in an American correctional facility. An inaugural observance of International Men's Day took place at the Clinton Correctional Facility located in Dannemora, New York on Monday, 19 November 2012. The United States is one of 83 nations that observes International Men's Day.

The success of the inaugural observance of 2012 International Men’s Day at the Clinton Correctional Facility spawned the facilitation of the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation Initiative” at the same institution in January 2013. On Wednesday, 19 November 2014, International Men’s Day was observed for the second consecutive year at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone, New York. The International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative promotes the observance of International Men’s Day in all correctional facilities throughout the United States. A number of International Men’s Day Coordinators in other nations are considering implementing this initiative in their country. Observance of International Men’s Day at correctional facilities can take the form of workshops, mentoring, atonement programs, and discussion groups about issues that are in alignment with the theme of International Men’s Day.

So what is the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative all about? It is about providing approximately 2,500,000 souls in the United States who are incarcerated with an opportunity to participate in a worldwide event which encourages them to engage in critical thinking about issues that affect them, their families and loved ones, and the communities in which they have lived and will one day return to. It is about helping them to see themselves as ‘part of a whole’. It is one of the many ‘first steps’ that must be taken to heal and “reconnect” spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally approximately 600,000 souls who are released from American prisons every year and place them on the path to successful reintegration into society.

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