*Veterans & the Prison Industrial Complex

CalReads: War Comes Home
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For many veterans, returning home does not dictate the end of their experiences from the war as parts of it come back with them leading to post traumatic stress syndrome. It has been stated that a certain number of veterans suffering from mental health issues will invariably end up in jail or prison. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2004 noted that nearly one in 10 inmates in US jails had served in the military. Today advocates fear that unless they receive proper support, the number of veterans ending in jail or prison will continue to increase. Factors of unemployment, substance abuse, mental health issues, and a shortage of adequate counseling send these veterans into the criminal justice system.

Adrian James, Roland Holmes, and Henry White from the San Francisco Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) program will lead our panel discussion on the topic of incarcerated veterans. They will share their unique experiences with the military, returning home, and their transition to the civilian life.

The San Francisco Public Library and Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University present this program in association with Cal Humanities statewide initiative, War Comes Home/CalReads.

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