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News from June 2015

June 22, 2015

June 8, 2015

Creative Corrections Education Foundation would like to send out a HUGE thank you to the London Correctional Institution in London Ohio! One of their many inmate organizations orchestrated a fund raiser and donated proceeds raised to CCEF. We are so appreciative of this generous show of support and cannot thank them enough. We would also like to thank the Warden and his staff for supporting the efforts of CCEF. This generous display of support from inmates to the Scholarship fund definitely supports our theory of "Just because a parent is incarcerated, does not mean that they don't care about their kids!" Once again we would like to say thank you the London Correctional Institution!

June 11, 2015 (Percy Pitzer)

Creative Corrections Education Foundation has a program that assists young adults with getting into school rather than going to jail. A couple of days ago, one of our employees interviewed an 18 year old who was being released from a county jail. He wanted to continue his education. When asked if he had any children he responded by saying yes, he had 3 children. When asked how old his children were, he responded by saying one year old. When asked about the other 2, he stated that they too, were one year old. In other words, at the age of 18, he had 3 children of the same age, mothered by 3 different women and really didn't see anything wrong with it. This young man dropped out of school in the 11th grade, and approximately 6 months ago was tested and rated in the 2nd - 3rd grade level for language and math. How does our system allow this to happen? His father was killed about ten years ago by gunshot, and he has no idea how to contact his mother.

Folks, this is not an isolated incident in our country. Situations like this are occurring all over the United States, and most people don't even know it exists because we believe it doesn't affect us. I don't believe the government has an effective way of fixing it, and in many ways it creates a bigger conflict.  If these problems are going to be fixed, it's going to take communities getting involved. Every citizen has the potential to get involved and make a difference. Let’s work together to get this done. Take a role by getting involved in making that difference.

June 22, 2015

CNN coverage of the foundation helping kids of the incarcerated.  Percy interviewed in the link below.