While many people find hope and a new identity behind prison walls, they lose it a few steps past the prison gate when faced with seemingly insurmountable barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. In effect, these men and women are consigned to a “second prison” that curbs rehabilitation, diminishes success, denies them the opportunity to make meaningful contributions, and minimizes their human value. The texts gathered in Locked Out: Voices from America’s Second Prison, edited by Jesse Wiese, are interviews with former prisoners as they relate the ongoing consequences of incarceration long after their debt to society has been paid.
Jesse Wiese serves as director of community engagement at Prison Fellowship®, the nation’s largest outreach to prisoners, former prisoners and their families. He served seven and a half years for robbery in the Iowa prison system, subsequently earning his law degree. He is the founder and director of The Second Prison Project, a Prison Fellowship campaign dedicated to eliminating the second prison in America.
Part of the City Park Jazz Series 2016
This book will launch at the Counterpath tent at City Park Jazz on Sunday, July 31, 2016, from 5-8 p.m, in conjunction with and exhibit by The Second Prison Project at the Counterpath tent. The band Imagine will be playing on the main stage.
Locked Out: Voice’s from America’s Second Prison
Edited by Jesse Wiese
$15.00; 5.5″ x 8.5″