The NJ Reentry Corporation held it’s annual conference at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey. It was a day of roundtable discussions and speeches…..all about addiction, recovery and prisoner re-entry services. Cardinal William Tobin of the Newark Archdiocese knows about the human element of addiction and prison. The Cardinal visits correctional facilities quite a bit.
”This past year I have been in a couple, three…if you count the county jails as well as northern state. I’d like to be at more.” –Cardinal William Tobin
“Your Eminence how important, the topic of addiction and prison re-entry?” –Political Anchor and Journalist Dominic Carter
“Anybody that knows anything about the population in correctional facilities knows that the vast majority…approaching 80 percent….are there because of addiction. They did what they did in connection with a particular addiction, and if the addiction isn’t treated, their going to repeat. and so re-entry programs aren’t simply a do-gooders hobby. There really a way of saving somebody’s life. I support completely new jersey re-entry.” –Cardinal William Tobin