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7. Returning Citizens: Reentry and Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated People
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Donald Perry, Project Operation Change, Massachusetts
Donald Perry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts. He is the 2016 recipient of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition’s Peg Erlanger Award for his work toward criminal justice reform. Donald is the founder of Project Operation Change, a statewide campaign in Massachusetts advocating for parole reform. In 2018, he graduated from the Leading with Conviction Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. The LWC Program is sponsored by JustLeadershipUSA, an organization that supports and trains formerly incarcerated people to become stronger and more effective leaders. Donald is currently a consultant for the Behavioral Health Justice Initiative Navigator Trainings at UMASS Medical in Shrewsbury, MA.
Valena Beety, Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law and Deputy Director, Academy for Justice
Ms. Beety’s work with the Innocence Project, which works to overturn wrongful convictions, gives her a special perspective on reentry. Her successful clients are retrospectively declared not to have been criminals, but they have served time in prison. The challenges they face upon reentry demonstrate the effects of prison itself, rather than the lasting label of criminal conviction.
Albert Scherr, Professor of Law, UNH School of Law
Professor Scherr is a nationally recognized authority on forensic DNA evidence and genetic privacy. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, and a former member of the ACLU’s national Board of Directors. He has lectured and taught on criminal law and on genetic privacy issues across the country to judges, lawyers and graduate and undergraduate students. He consults regularly with NH legislators on criminal justice reform and privacy issues.