From her time in prison to her years helping others reenter society in Pennsylvania, Marsha Banks has experienced the criminal justice system in a lot of different ways. But with the COVID-19 outbreak, the challenges facing people returning from prison or jail and the community-based providers trying to support their transition has never been more difficult.
Banks is the founder and executive director of Amiracle4sure, Inc., a Harrisburg-based ministry offering a variety of reentry services to people leaving incarceration. In the video below, she discusses how she’s helping her clients navigate the crisis, the challenges her organization faces providing remote support, and the reality check she received while applying for a federal emergency loan.
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