Preparing Returning Citizens for Reentry

Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) focuses on preparing incarcerated individuals for re-entry, which refers to the process of planning to be released from jail or prison and returning to local communities. Reentry has become quite a buzz word utilized by many agencies. Despite enormous monetary and personnel investments into this field, there is still confusion about what might be needed, required, or possible. Maryland has recruited many players for teams whose sole goal is to pave the way for parolees to have a life outside the fence. 

Who is Maryland Correctional Enterprises?

Six years ago, I was fortunate enough to join the wonderful team at Maryland Correctional Enterprises (MCE) and enter a world I admittingly knew very little about. As the daughter of a police officer and an extremely paranoid mother, you can imagine their excitement when I called home to tell them I had gotten a job in the prison system…