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Elena Quintana, Ph.D. Executive Director, Adler University Institute on Public Safety & Social Justice
Dr. Quintana Joins WBEZ Discussion
on Justice Policies, Reintegration
for the Formerly Incarcerated

In 1994, 20-year-old Reynolds Wintersmith, Jr. was sent to prison for life under federal mandatory sentencing guidelines after a conviction, his first, in a drug conspiracy case.  He spent nearly all his adult life, nearly 20 years, in prison--before President Barack Obama commuted his sentence. Wintersmith was released from prison four days ago, on April 17. 

WBEZ-FM public radio in Chicago spoke with Wintersmith about his experience, and asked the Adler University's Elena Quintana, Ph.D., to join the live conversation on "The Afternoon Shift."  Quintana is Executive Director of the Adler University's Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice.

Click here to listen to "Obama orders release of Reynolds Wintersmith after 20 years in prison."

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