Jenkins, Players Coalition putting weight behind justice reform movement
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Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and the Players Coalition are in the process of unveiling their most ambitious initiative yet aimed at making significant changes in the criminal justice system both in Philadelphia and across the country.
Michael Bennett joins teammate and Players Coalition co-founder Malcolm Jenkins and Jessica Brand of the Justice Collaborative to discuss with leaders in Philadelphia ways to reduce recidivism and help the transition from prison to civilian life. Tim McManus
Pieces of that plan were revealed Sunday night as more than 30 of Philadelphia’s most prominent leaders and elected officials, including District Attorney Larry Krasner, filed in from the pouring rain into a meeting room in South Philadelphia to discuss how they could help support the players’ vision.
Jenkins — seated at the head of a U-shaped table alongside supporting teammate Michael Bennett — opened the session. He explained that the Coalition is organizing a large event slated for later in the fall in Philadelphia, which will be centered around assisting those making the transition from prison to civilian life. By providing comprehensive social services, including job training, clothing and opportunities for employment through an actual job fair, the educated bet is that they