Hunter’s Roosevelt House Takes on Aging in Prison

HUNTER COLLEGE–With the USA having one of the largest prison populations worldwide, Hunter’s Roosevelt Public Policy Institute invited four formerly incarcerated individuals to share their experiences and advocate for a more equitable parole process to students earlier this week. 

Moderating the session, Hunter College’s Director of the Public Policy Program Dr. Basil A. Smikle introduced students to Josè Saldaña, Vanessa Santiago, Roslyn Smith, and Anthony Dixon, all of whom used their transition from prison to everyday life as motivations for their non-profits.