Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Preparing for Life After Incarceration with Nicholas Alexander

Nicholas Alexander, Jonathan Stein

Date: June 12, 2017 Duration: 28 minutes

When inmates are released after serving time, their ordeals are not over. Finding stability and purpose on the outside can be daunting, leading many to end up back in jail or prison. But, as Nicholas Alexander (MPP '15), director of the Reentry Success Center in Richmond, California, explains, it doesn't have to be that way. His center works with prisoners before and after incarceration to provide counseling, housing, employment, legal and other free services that help them reintegrate into their families and communities. Alexander's compassion for the people he serves is evident in this conversation with Jonathan Stein (MPP/JD '13), a fellow alumnus of the Goldman School.