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Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Message From Our Principal


Happy Thanksgiving!


ATHLETICS: Mandatory RV Boys Golf Meeting, Nov 30th

Attention all boys interested in playing golf this school year.  Ridge View's Sports Performance Coach, Dr. Anderson, will conductg team meetings in G-09 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  Unless you are playing a winter sport, attendance to these meetings are mandatory.  Dr. Anderson's scheduled meetings are Tuesday, November 21st, Thursday, November 30th, and Tuesday, December 5th.  If you have any questions about boys golf see Coach Gilmer in the large gym before school, during lunch, or after school or email him at sgilmer@richland2.org.  

WINTER WISHES: Holiday Arts Festival, Dec 12th

Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 PM, our Fine Arts programs will present A Holiday Arts Festival hosted in our gymnasium.  Admission is $1 or 1 canned food item.  This event is always received well and almost 300 students will share their talents in a wonderful holiday celebration.  

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ARTS: Chorus Places 2nd in Choral Invitational

The Ridge View High School Chamber Choir traveled to Charleston on Friday, November 17th and competed in the 1st Annual Charleston High School Choral Invitational.  The choir performed beautifully in The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul and earned a Superior rating and 2nd place overall.  The Chamber Choir will be performing at the Koger Center on December 14th with the 282nd Army Band and Gilbert High School for a special "Home for the Holidays" production.  For free tickets contact the Koger Center Box Office at 803-777-5112. 

WINTER WISHES: Over 7,200 Non-Perishable Items Needed to Meet Goal

This year Student Activities is partnering with Allied Health Science Magnet and Blazer Academy to accomplish our goal of collecting 10,000 non-perishable food items for our Winter Wishes Harvest Hope Food Bank drive.  We have only collected 2717 canned goods.  Please help us reach our goal of 10,000 non-perishable food items.  

Bring non-perishable food items to Student Activities, your favorite teacher, your student's administrator, the Book Room, the Library Commons, or the Main Rotunda.  Students are able to bring non-perishable food items to reduce library fines or detention hours and even to participate in the class competition.  Our last day for collecting cans is Tuesday Dec 12th.

WINTER WISHES: Reduce Hours By Donating Can Goods

This year Student Activities is partnering with Allied Health Science Magnet and Blazer Academy to accomplish our goal of collecting 10,000 non-perishable food items for our Winter Wishes Harvest Hope Food Bank drive.  The drive helps those families in our community while also communicating the need for healthy living, achieving the RVH Wellness Committee Vision, and sustaining the Allied Health Science garden on campus.  

We are asking Ridge View students, staff, families, friends, and the community to help us meet our goal by bringing in non-perishable food items to Student Activities, your favorite teacher, your student's administrator, the Book Room, the Library Commons, or the Main Rotunda.  Students are able to bring non-perishable food items to reduce library fines or detention hours or to participate in the class competition.  Yes, one luck class will receive a donut party for the most non-perishable items collected.  Our last day for collecting cans is Tuesday Dec 12th.

How do you reduce your detention hours?  For each detention hour either bring in 3 cans or 4 packets of Ramen Noodles to your administrator.  Only can goods and Ramen Noodles will be accepted to reduce hours received from tardies, ID or ECD violations, and No Hall Pass.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Have a Safe Thanksgiving Break

This is a reminder that Richland District Two schools and offices will be closed beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th for our Thanksgiving Break.  Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, November 27th.  We hope you have a safe and enjoyable break.

WINTER WISHES: Giving Bowl A Huge Success

Mrs. Jackson (top left) and Mrs. Coppinger (bottom
left) are the Giving Bowl Soups and Sweets
Champion.
Giving Bowl meets goal of $1500!  Thank you to all who contributed a soup or dessert, made a donation, purchased a basket, made a ceramic bowl, and came to enjoy the wonderful entertainment.  This is truly one of the best events, and if you missed it, please make plans now to attend next year.  Our Soup and Sweets Champions are below.

Champion of Soups
Mrs. Jackson - Okra Soup

Honorable Mention of Soups 
Tina McRae & Husband - Hawt Chili
Dr. Degenhardt - Bean and Bacon


Champion of Sweets 
Mrs. Coppinger - Fruit Tarts

Honorable Mention of Sweets
Mrs. Rupp - Tiramisu Pie
Mrs. Childers - Crock Pot Apple Spice cake
Mrs. L. Smith - Pecan Pie Cobbler

Alpha Kappa Alpha ASCEND Program for High School Students

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Omega Gamma Omega, would like to invite your high school student to become a part of the ASCEND Program. This program is designed to motivate, engage, and assist high schoolers in reaching their maximum potential. Students in this program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey post- high-school. For more information click the link below.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_zIIGS_nqoXdTl1ZWlKbVRuR1U/view

Click the link below for the ASCEND Application Packet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_zIIGS_nqoXUE41Mjlka3oxYzA/view

ACADEMICS: Mythology Students Research Aztec Culture


Ms. Valerie Coppinger's Intro to Mythology class has been studying Aztec Myths. They recently created some headdresses to celebrate the rich culture and traditions.

"The headdress was one of the central pieces that completed the outfit of some of the more important people. It symbolized not only an addition to the wearer’s style but the status of the wearer as well. The actual making of the headdresses themselves was an ingrained part of the culture.

A headdress was not to be worn by an average person, and there were official laws to ensure certain designs were made only for specific dignitaries. It was by the way of a dress and ornaments that the citizen’s status was measured, and one of the most important items in person’s wardrobe was a headdress (zoesaadia 2015)."


Walmart Awards a $1000 Grant to Mr. Haas and The Blazer Food Pantry

Mr. David Haas, Ridge View English Teacher has been awarded a $1,000 grant from Sam's Club located in Sandhills. This grant will support Ridge View's Food Pantry.

Walmart, strongly believes in giving back and is proud to support organizations that improve communities where their customers and associates live and work. 



Monday, November 20, 2017

WINTER WISHES: We need CANS, CANS, and More CANS

This year Student Activities is partnering with Allied Health Science Magnet and Blazer Academy to accomplish our goal of collecting 10,000 non-perishable food items for our Winter Wishes Harvest Hope Food Bank drive.  We have only collected 1,067 canned goods.  Please help us reach our goal of 10,000 non-perishable food items.  

Bring non-perishable food items to Student Activities, your favorite teacher, your student's administrator, the Book Room, the Library Commons, or the Main Rotunda.  Students are able to bring non-perishable food items to reduce library fines or detention hours and even to participate in the class competition.  Our last day for collecting cans is Tuesday Dec 12th.

ATHLETICS: Mandatory RV Boys Golf Meetings

Attention all boys interested in playing golf this school year.  Ridge View's Sports Performance Coach, Dr. Anderson, will conductg team meetings in G-09 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.  Unless you are playing a winter sport, attendance to these meetings are mandatory.  Dr. Anderson's scheduled meetings are Tuesday, November 21st, Thursday, November 30th, and Tuesday, December 5th.  If you have any questions about boys golf see Coach Gilmer in the large gym before school, during lunch, or after school or email him at sgilmer@richland2.org.  

CLASS OF 2018: Senior Yearbook Portrait Selection

Attention Seniors and Families:

After viewing your senior pictures please fill out This Form to select your yearbook image and to verify the correct spelling of your name. If you need to see your proofs, please stop by the yearbook room in C- 63 during the following times:

Monday - November 20 - 1st - 7th
Tuesday - November 21 - 1st - 7th

WINTER WISHES: Toiletries Needed for Sistercare - UPDATE COUNT

Each year through a rotation we work to focus on a special project.  This year Student Council and the Scholars Academy Magnet would like to ask you to help us as they collect toiletries for Sistercare.  Through the continued awareness on teenage violence and abuse provided by our Scholars Magnet students,  we hope to achieve our goal of 500 toiletries for Sistercare.  Please bring your donations to Ridge View by December 5th. Only ____ toiletries needed to reach our goal.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Alpha Kappa Alpha: ASCEND Program for High School Students


The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Omega Gamma Omega, would like to invite your high school student to become a part of the ASCEND Program. This program is designed to motivate, engage, and assist high schoolers in reaching their maximum potential. Students in this program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey post- high-school. For more information click the link below.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_zIIGS_nqoXdTl1ZWlKbVRuR1U/view

Click the link below for the ASCEND Application Packet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_zIIGS_nqoXUE41Mjlka3oxYzA/view

ATHLETICS: Bojangles Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the 2017 Bojangles’ Bash, a national elite high school basketball showcase, go on sale this Wednesday in the main office at Ridge View High School. Tickets will be available for purchase, until they sell out, between the hours of 8am and 4pm each Monday through Friday. Click the image for full event information including ticket options and prices. Bojangles’ VIP seats are extremely limited. The Bojangles’ Bash is celebrating it’s FIVE year anniversary this December 7-9, 2017 at Ridge View High School. Don’t miss this incredible event!

ARTS: Blazer Band Fruit Sale Ends Nov. 20th

The Blazer Band has begun its annual fruit fundraiser.   If you are interested in purchasing fruit for the holidays, please see a Blazer Band member or contact Mr. King, the band director, at duking@richland2.org.  All orders must be placed by November 20th

Saturday, November 18, 2017

COMMUNITY: Jingle Bell Jog @ Doko Meadows Park

Students, come on out and wear your school t-shirt. Help raise for the Arts in Blythewood.

ATHLETICS: Goodwin Attends the SCHSL State Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to Ridge View's Hope Goodwin for advancing to the South Carolina High School League's State Tennis Tournament. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments!

ACADEMICS: Congratulations Quarter 1 Honor Roll Students

We would like to congratulate our 2017 Quarter 1 Honor Roll students.  Keep up the great work.  Click on the image to see the Blazer Honor Roll List.

An Important Request - Impact Aid Survey Form

Each year, the federal government requires that we survey our student population to identify how many military or federal employee dependents we serve.  This number determines a large portion of our funding each year.  

We distributed Impact Aid forms on blue paper to all students during their third period class today (Thursday, November 16th).  Students who were absent today will receive the form when they return to school.  The federal government requires that we have a completed form for every student; so, if you have more than one child who is a student in Richland School District Two, then you will need to submit the form separately for each child.  Also, the government requires that each form be completed in ink, and includes the parents' signature and date.  

If you have questions regarding the form, then please contact Mrs. Mobley at (803) 699-2999, extension 84209 or Melissa Myers at mmyers@richland2.org.  Your cooperation is very greatly appreciated, since it will help us to better serve your student.  With your help, we can achieve full funding for this school year.  Click the image to print and complete the 2017-18 Impact Aid Survey form.

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Message from Dr. Mack-Foxworth: Happy American Education Week


Pathways 2 Purpose Magazine

Click the image to read the R2 Magazine

ATHLETICS: Congratulations to Ridge View State Swimmers

From Left: Joseph Williams 100m Fly, Coach Willdermood, Megan Perry 100m Backstroke

ARTS: Congratulations to our 2018 All-State Choir Participants


Over the past week, there has been 1,900 students across the state auditioning for a position in the 2018 SC All-State Choir.  Ridge View has surpassed our previous numbers and had 20 students make the choir this year. We are super incredibly proud of their hard work and dedication in preparing for this event.  Please congratulate the following students:


KIARA HAYES
DIAMOND GASTON

PRISCILLA WHITE
LAURYN WILSON
JASMINE NELSON*
JANIYA WIGGINS*
CHANICE OUTING*
KARL VOGL
CALEB CUNNINGHAM
ANDREW SCARABINO*
BERNARD HASAN
BYRON LATIMORE*
JE’VON FICKLING
MADISON ARRINGTON
ERIKA JARVIS 
MYIA BACON
KAMRYN JONES*
GABRIEL MCFARLAN
CHRISTOFER WHEELER*
TRENTON LOVE*
*First year auditioning

ARTS: Antigone Opens Tonight!!!

The Ridge View Theatre Department proudly presents: 

Antigone 

Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18 at 3:00pm

Tickets: $5 for students, $7 for adults
OR students can bring 5 canned food items to donate to Harvest Hope

We hope to see you there!​

Thursday, November 16, 2017

An Important Request - Impact Aid Survey Forms

Each year, the federal government requires that we survey our student population to identify how many military or federal employee dependents we serve.  This number determines a large portion of our funding each year.  

We distributed Impact Aid forms on blue paper to all students during their third period class today (Thursday, November 16th).  Students who were absent today will receive the form when they return to school.  The federal government requires that we have a completed form for every student; so, if you have more than one child who is a student in Richland School District Two, then you will need to submit the form separately for each child.  Also, the government requires that each form be completed in ink, and includes the parents' signature and date.  

If you have questions regarding the form, then please contact Mrs. Mobley at (803) 699-2999, extension 84209 or Melissa Myers at mmyers@richland2.org.  Your cooperation is very greatly appreciated, since it will help us to better serve your student.  With your help, we can achieve full funding for this school year.  Click the image to print and complete the 2017-18 Impact Aid Survey form.

ARTS: Antigone Opens Friday November 17th


The Ridge View Theatre Department proudly presents: 

Antigone


Friday, November 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 18 at 3:00pm

Tickets: $5 for students, $7 for adults
OR students can bring 5 canned food items to donate to Harvest Hope

We hope to see you there!​

Click Here for a Sneak Peek

CLASS OF 2018: Senior Yearbook Portrait Selection

Attention Seniors and Families:

After viewing your senior pictures please fill out This Form to select your yearbook image and to verify the correct spelling of your name. If you need to see your proofs, please stop by the yearbook room in C- 63 during the following times:

Thursday - November 16 - lunch, 5th or 6th
Monday - November 20 - 1st - 7th
Tuesday - November 21 - 1st - 7th

ACADEMICS: Senior Scholars Magnet Student Ariyo studies CRISPR Genome Editing Technology


Senior Scholars Magnet Student Oluwatobi Ariyo will be investigating the biomedical potential of CRISPR genome editing technology while analyzing the ethical drawbacks for his Capstone research project.  

CRISPR is an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat; which is a specific genetic sequence that plays a crucial role in the immune systems of bacteria and other microorganisms. In 2013, Dr. Feng Zhang and his lab from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT harnessed the biological ingenuity of CRISPR to develop an innovative genome editing technology; known as CRISPR-Cas 9. With the technology they developed, it became possible to edit, remove, and replace certain DNA sequences in the human genome, and even to treat genetic disorders.

Despite the promise CRISPR-Cas 9 genome editing technology provides for the future of biomedical science, there still remain critical ethical concerns that arise --such as with germline gene therapy, non therapeutic genetic enhancement, and affordability-- that threaten the practicality of this technology. 

Ariyo's research will focus on exploring the efficacy of CRISPR genome editing technology in vitro using bacterial cells. He intends to use CRISPR genome editing technology first hand, in order to further understand the biomedical implications it poses for the future. He also plans to analyze the ethical concerns that arise when it comes to CRISPR technology, and genetic editing in general, in order to be able to effectively compare whether the potential biomedical efficacy of CRISPR technology outweigh the ethical implications that are sure to arise. 

Do You Have Concerns About Bus Delays?!?!


Get notifications about bus delays by downloading BB District by Blackboard. This is a free app for iPhone and Android users. Start by downloading the App "Bb District by Blackboard" and selecting "Richland 2" to gain access to this pertinent information that all parents need.

WINTER WISHES: Holiday Arts Festival, Dec 12th

Tuesday, December 12th at 6:00 PM, our Fine Arts programs will present A Holiday Arts Festival hosted in our gymnasium.  Admission is $1 or 1 canned food item.  This event is always received well and almost 300 students will share their talents in a wonderful holiday celebration.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ATHLETICS: Bojangles Bash Tickets On Sale Starting Wednesday

Tickets for the 2017 Bojangles’ Bash, a national elite high school basketball showcase, go on sale this Wednesday in the main office at Ridge View High School. Tickets will be available for purchase, until they sell out, between the hours of 8am and 4pm each Monday through Friday. Click the image for full event information including ticket options and prices. Bojangles’ VIP seats are extremely limited. The Bojangles’ Bash is celebrating it’s FIVE year anniversary this December 7-9, 2017 at Ridge View High School. Don’t miss this incredible event!

WINTER WISHES: Donate to Can Goods to Reduce Hours

This year Student Activities is partnering with Allied Health Science Magnet and Blazer Academy to accomplish our goal of collecting 10,000 non-perishable food items for our Winter Wishes Harvest Hope Food Bank drive.  The drive helps those families in our community while also communicating the need for healthy living, achieving the RVH Wellness Committee Vision, and sustaining the Allied Health Science garden on campus.  

We are asking Ridge View students, staff, families, friends, and the community to help us meet our goal by bringing in non-perishable food items to Student Activities, your favorite teacher, your student's administrator, the Book Room, the Library Commons, or the Main Rotunda.  Students are able to bring non-perishable food items to reduce library fines or detention hours or to participate in the class competition.  Yes, one luck class will receive a donut party for the most non-perishable items collected.  Our last day for collecting cans is Tuesday Dec 12th.

How do you reduce your detention hours?  For each detention hour either bring in 3 cans or 4 packets of Ramen Noodles to your administrator.  Only can goods and Ramen Noodles will be accepted to reduce hours received from tardies, ID or ECD violations, and No Hall Pass.

Richland Diistrict Two Job Fair, Nov 16th


Deadline to Order Yearbook, December 15th

Do not forget to order your 2018 yearbook.  The final deadline to pre-order a yearbook is December 15, 2017. This will guarantee to reserve a yearbook at the end of the year.  Deposits will be accepted, however, the full payment must be received before May 1, 2018.  Click on the image to print and complete order form.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WINTER WISHES: Help Us Meet Our Foster Child Sponsorship Goals

Student Council and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) are asking for your assistance with sponsoring foster children between the ages of 0 and 18 in the care of Richland County's Department of Social Services.  33 DSS foster children need a sponsor.  All Ridge View students have been sponsored. Please help us reach our goal.  Individuals or groups can obtain a foster child contract from Student Activities or the Main Office.  Once the form is submitted, sponsors will receive a child's name and wish list and can begin shopping for gifts totaling $60.  In addition to purchasing gifts on the child's wish list, don't forget to purchase a teddy bear.  All gifts and teddy bears must be submitted to Student Activities by Tuesday, December 12th.  Our Foster Child Party final celebration with food Foster Child Party is Thursday, December 14th from 6:00 - 7:30  PM in our Cafeteria Rotunda.  

ATHLETICS: Ridge View Girls Basketball Hosts Fundraiser Scrimmage


Come on out and support our Ridge View Girls Basketball Team as they host a fundraiser scrimmage against AC Flora and Airport on November 14, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM.  

Do You Have Concerns About Bus Delays?!?!


Get notifications about bus delays by downloading BB District by Blackboard. This is a free app for iPhone and Android users. Start by downloading the App "Bb District by Blackboard" and selecting "Richland 2" to gain access to this pertinent information that all parents need.




WINTER WISHES: Sponsor a Foster Child

Student Council and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) are asking for your assistance with sponsoring foster children between the ages of 0 and 18 in the care of Richland County's Department of Social Services.  Currently 22 out of 60 children from the Department of Social Services and 5 the 10 Ridge View students have been sponsored.  of Pkease help us reach our goal of 60 DSS children and 10 Ridge View students by obtaining a foster child contract from Student Activities or the Main Office.  Once the form is submitted, sponsors will receive a child's name and wish list and can begin shopping for gifts totaling $60.  In addition to purchasing gifts on the child's wish list, don't forget to purchase a teddy bear.  All gifts and teddy bears must be submitted to Student Activities by Tuesday, December 12th.  Our Foster Child Party final celebration with food Foster Child Party is Thursday, December 14th from 6:00 - 7:30  PM in our Cafeteria Rotunda.  

ACTIVITIES: Please Donate Toiletries for SisterCare - UPDATE COUNT

Each year through a rotation we work to focus on a special project.  This year Student Council and the Scholars Academy Magnet would like to ask you to help us as they collect toiletries for Sistercare.  Through the continued awareness on teenage violence and abuse provided by our Scholars Magnet students,  we hope to achieve our goal of 500 toiletries for Sistercare.  Please bring your donations to Ridge View by December 5th. Only ____ toiletries needed to reach our goal.

ACTIVITIES: College Center Shirt Day Contest!

RVHS College Center Introduces:
College Shirt Day Contest!
Every Wednesday for ALL RVHS Students!

Take these simple steps:
1. Wear your College Shirt EVERY        Wednesday.
2. Stop by D95 and put your name into the raffle.
3. Get your picture taken to show your College Pride.

At the end of the day, 1 lucky winner will win a college T-shirt!

Monday, November 13, 2017

WINTER WISHES: This Week AT THE VIEW

Tuesday, November 14:   Want another "No Need to Cook" Night? Student Activities is teaming with Beef o’Brady’s to offer another Winter Wishes event.  From 6:00 - 9:00 PM dine in or take it to go, Beef O'Bradys on 4561 Hardscrabble Road will donate a percentage of the cost of your meal will be donated towards meeting our Winter Wishes goals.  Just remember to mention Ridge View High School when you order.

Thursday November 16:  Sponsored by the School for the Arts, the Giving Bowl is filled with entertainment and delicious soups and sweets. With the cost of admission, you get to taste some of the very best dishes and desserts made by Ridge View staff.  You also get to pick out a handmade piece of pottery made by students in the Visual Arts classes.  But that is not all.  There is also a silent auction showcasing themed baskets designed by RVH Departments.  Bidding for the baskets begin November 13th and will end the night of Giving Bowl.   The goal of the Giving Bowl is $1500 with all proceeds donated to help Red Cross.  

     Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM   Location:  RVH Cafeteria     Cost: $10.00.  

ARTS: Order Blazer Band Fruit by Nov 20th

The Blazer Band has begun its annual fruit fundraiser.   If you are interested in purchasing fruit for the holidays, please see a Blazer Band member or contact Mr. King, the band director, at duking@richland2.org.  All orders must be placed by November 20th.  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

WINTER WISHES: Giving Bowl, Nov 16


GIVING BOWL IN TWO DAYS!!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Date: Thursday, November 16th  
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM   
Location:  RVH Cafeteria    
 Cost: $10.00

The School for the Arts will sponsor the Giving Bowl.  This is a fun-filled night of entertainment and delicious soups and sweets. For $10.00, you get to taste some of the very best dishes and desserts made by Ridge View staff.  You also get to pick out a handmade piece of pottery made by students in the Visual Arts classes.  But that is not all.  There is also a silent auction showcasing themed baskets designed by RVH Departments.  Bidding for the baskets begin November 13th and will end the night of Giving Bowl.   The goal of the Giving Bowl is $1500 with all proceeds donated to help Red Cross.

ACADEMICS: Senior Scholars Magnet Student Daniels Studies Mortality Rates in Released Prisoners

Kierrah Daniels, Senior in Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law, is conducting her Capstone Research project on the complexity of prison reform.   One of then hardest things officials are having to explain to legislature right now is that prison reform stretches beyond penitentiary walls. Dr. Ingrid A. Binswanger, a scientist dedicated to creating primary care for vulnerable populations, conducted a study at Washington State Department of corrections in 2003 to determine the behaviors and mortality rates of prisoners upon their re-entry back into society. Dr. Binswanger compared the mortality rates of the former prisoners against those of their same age, sex, and race in their communities that haven’t been incarcerated.  Results showed that over 50% of the prisoners in her study that re-entered society,  died somewhere within the first month of their release; and in most cases as little as the first two weeks.  Dr. Binswanger determined that “the rates at which the formerly incarcerated die is 12% more than those of their same age, sex, and race who have never been to jail before” (Binswanger 3).  This insightful statistic proves that there is some sort of disconnect between the efforts taken within prisons and what occurs after release. 

Most reform efforts focus on education, career preparation, and other initiatives that help prisoners make the most of their time while incarcerated; while that is crucial for a smooth transition back into the community, officials will never see the results they’re hoping for if they just stop there. Daniels concluded that the most common causes of death after reentry are the effects of limited healthcare which hinders them from receiving necessary medical attention, the locations of their released which places them back into a possible dangerous environment, and the dead ends that persuade them to take their own lives.   If you want to follow Daniels' research please click the image to follow her Twitter page or email her at released2die@gmail.com.

For more insight on my research feel free to email me at released2die@gmail.com or follow my project’s twitter @Released2Die.