California Reentry Program Hosts Fundraiser to Help Ex-Offenders Make it on the Outside
January 6, 2012
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The California Reentry Program, a San Quentin-based nonprofit that helps soon-to-be parolees find jobs, housing and treatment, is hosting their second annual fundraiser concert.
This year the concert will feature a performance by the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash. According to Billboard magazine, the band captures the lonesomeness of Cash, the stripped-down melodies of Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen, the rowdiness of Steve Earle and morphs them into a captivating collection that blends twang and sophistication. Not to missed!
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 15
- Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Location: The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St. between Valencia and Guerrero Map
- Cost: $40 (all proceeds go directly to the program)
- Refreshments and drinks provided
- You can buy a ticket at the door or online at: http://crp.pingg.com/show. (Be sure to switch the username in the top left corner.)
Working to Solve the Prison Crisis
With the recent Supreme Court ruling requiring California to reduce its prison populations, the services of CRP are more important now than ever. Releasing prisoners on the street will do little to reduce our prison population if parolees do not receive the assistance they need to reintegrate back into society.
By supporting CRP you are helping to reduce California’s overblown prison budget (currently greater than the education budget), while giving an ex-offender a second chance at life. This is a win-win scenario for taxpayers, our communities and all those who believe the criminal justice system unfairly targets low income and minority neighborhoods.
See you at the Women’s Building on the 15th!