Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit 2017

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


The Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit brings together the communities that are affected by the parallel crises of HIV and mass imprisonment. With a focus on community-led responses to the crisis in the criminal justice system, workshops reflect the needs of prisoners and former prisoners and will highlight the work being done to improve conditions inside the prison walls and in the communities to which prisoners are returning.

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Reggie Shuford Executive Director, ACLU-PA

Reggie Shuford
Reggie Shuford

Reggie Shuford became Executive Director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania in September 2011. Prior to joining the ACLU-PA, he served as the director of law and policy at the Equal Justice Society (EJS), a national strategy group heightening consciousness on race in the law and popular discourse. From 1995-2010, Reggie served as senior staff counsel in the national ACLU’s Racial Justice Program. During his tenure there, he helped to pioneer legal challenges to racial profiling practices nationwide. He was the ACLU’s chief litigator in challenges to racial profiling, leading national litigation efforts and consulting with ACLU state affiliates and others in cases of “driving while black or brown,” airport profiling, and profiling related to the war on terror. Reggie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Law in Chapel Hill, where he was his graduating class president. In 2009, he received the Law School’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Reggie is a former Harvard Law School Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow and received the 2014 Minority Business Leader Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the William Way LGBT Community Center. In 2015, Reggie was selected as a CBSPhilly GameChanger, named Diverse Attorney of the Year by the Legal Intelligencer, and received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s LGBT Business Advocate Award. He is the recipient of the 2016 Living Legal Legend Award from Penn State Law’s Black Law Students Association and Multicultural Undergraduate Law Association. Reggie also received the 2016 David M. Rosenblum GLBT Public Policy Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Rights Committee and was named one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans of 2016 by the Philadelphia Tribune.

Alison O. Jordan

Alison O. Jordan

Alison 0. Jordan, CPPB, LCSW is the Executive Director for Transitional Health Care Coordination in the Division of Health Care Access and Improvement. In this role, she oversees the program’s activities in coordinating medical discharge planning and providing services and linkages to community health care for those soon to be released from City jails, their visitors and families. Ms. Jordan oversees the implementation of the discharge planning component of the new HIV Continuum of Care Model for persons leaving City jails. She is also the Principal Investigator for one of ten sites funded by the HRSA/Special Projects of National Significance grant to conduct a local and multi-site evaluation of linkages for people with HIV/AIDS leaving jails. Mrs. Jordan is a recipient of NYS Department of Health Public Health Works Honor Roll Award and the lead author of Transitional Care Coordination in New York City Jails: Facilitating Linkages to Care for People with HIV Returning Home from Rikers Island and is co-author of other papers from this study in Journal of AIDS and Behavior. She has contributed to the field of correctional public health as a Panelist on Reentry and HIV/AIDS care and a Contributed to various tool kits for correctional health professionals. She has presented program information and findings at the Public / Correctional Health conferences in Washington DC, Boston, MA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL and her hometown, New York, NY. Prior to joining the Department in 2002, she held progressively responsible positions in human services agencies, starting as a caseworker and transitioning into human service contracting. She has extensive knowledge of and relationships with the City’s community based provider programs. She worked with the Mayor’s Office of Contracts and was Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer at HRA where she was instrumental in developing and implementing outcome measures and performance indicators for human service contracts. Ms. Jordan received her MSW degree from the City University of New York’s Hunter College School of Social Work, One Year Residency program, is a Certified Professional Public Buyer. Mrs. Jordan has extensive experience working with Latino/a communities particularly those with a history of incarceration, designing and implementing large-scale culturally sensitive direct service health care programs, has proficiency in French, American Sign Language, and has a working understanding of Spanish.

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Location Details

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Location Address

13th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103