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posted 06/04/2015

The Welcome Home Project's goal is to lift up stories of men and women who spent between five and 20 years time in prison and jails and have been able to turn their lives around. Their stories and photographs have been compiled into a compelling and motivational calendar-format booklet.

posted 02/06/2015

The seeds for the Welcome Home Project were sown while I was interviewing Dan Simmons, a program analyst for an anti-violence program in Oakland. Formerly incarcerated himself, Simmons knows what it takes to stay out of prison. “We put most of our resources towards the 65% of former inmates that re

posted 01/16/2013

So far, Mary Isham has met 50% of her $60,000 goal to pay for a cancer treatment she could only find in Europe, thanks to a website that helps people raise money for medical expenses.

posted 07/16/2012

Californians foot the bill for one of the largest prison systems in the world.  This series looked beyond the tremendous financial costs of incarceration and examined the collateral damage to individuals, families and whole communities in Oakland.

posted 11/15/2011

California's policies of massive incarceration take a toll on children, families and neighborhoods in Oakland.

Awards and Updates

Commendation recognizes The Welcome Home Project for their efforts to enhance the quality of life of our community. - awarded by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

 Presented by the Board of Supervisors of Alameda County on the opening night of the photojournalism exhibit at Oakland City Hall on October 16, 2014. "We commend The Welcome Home Project for creating an opportunity for those reentering our community to tell their stories and provide positive role models to others reentering while challenging the negative stereotypes about the formerly incarcerated."

Commendation for the Welcome Home Project: Gives full recognition to The Welcome Home Project for their efforts to enhance the quality of life of our community. - awarded by Alameda County Board of Supervisors

 Presented by the Board of Supervisors of Alameda County on the opening night of the photojournalism exhibit at Oakland City Hall on October 16, 2014. "We commend The Welcome Home Project for creating an opportunity for those reentering our community to tell their stories and provide positive role models to others reentering while challenging the negative stereotypes about the formerly incarcerated."

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posted 06/04/15
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So far, Mary Isham has met 50% of her $60,000 goal to pay for a cancer treatment she could only... more »
posted 01/16/13

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Even though thousands of Oakland’s youth have had parents in prison or jails, there is no data on how many youth have been impacted.

An estimated 297,000 children have a parent in a CA state prison or county jail. One former inmate vividly recalls the trauma of her then 5-year-old daughter witnessing one of her many arrests as the girl grabbed the officer's pants and cried, "Please don’t take my mommy away."

Crime experts try to determine what does and doesn’t work in changing the behavior of the formerly incarcerated.