Fortune Society featured in The New Yorker (11/16/20)

COMING HOME: Getting out of prison is just the start. The right guide can help you stay out.

Profiles the work of Sam Rivera, a peer counselor at The Fortune Society, an organization that has active in reentry since the 60s. Includes a clear discussion of the marker of success – “I got my job and my apartment.” Part of gaining this success is “..learning the language and rituals shared by the society outside prison walls. Weekly workshops at Fortune prepare clients for job interviews, and, particularly, help them address the obvious question: Where have you been for the past four or five (or thirty) years”

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