WHAT HAPPENS TO INNOCENCE AFTER INCARCERATION?
Each year, we hear about more innocent people being released from prison in the United States. Today, there are over 400 exonerated men and women who have been wrongly convicted and victimized by our criminal justice system. On average, each has served more than 10 years in prison before being released.
Resurrection After Exoneration (RAE) was founded in 2007 by exonerees to promote and sustain a network of support among formerly wrongfully incarcerated individuals in the South. RAE works to reconnect exonerees to their communities and provide access to those opportunities of which they were robbed.
RAE is an offspring of the non-profit law office, Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) .
GRANT AWARDED to RAE GROOMING
Congratulations to RAE GROOMING, recent recipients of a PitchNOLA grant that funds community solutions that contribute to our cities educational vibrancy. RAE GROOMING tied for first place for their mentoring program.
Know Your Rights Seminar at RAE House Christmas 2015
This coming Christmas Mummi Ibrahim and Kristian Rome will host a 2 part seminar addressing community issues and strategising positive actions to create change. The seminar will be free and open to the pubic. Stay posted for more information.
Exoneree Housing Needs: Amazon Wishlist
RAE house opened in 2008 and since then over 60 exonerated and formerly incarcerated men have lived in the living quarters. These men coming home from prison with $10 and a bus ticket and no other support. RAE connects them back to a support system and helps them transition back into society. RAE needs your help with donating some basic 'starter' items - see our amazon wishlist below and donate to a great cause.
Help us get our RAE Community bus on the road
All donations for our school bus gratefully accepted - we need new tyres, paint job, AC and seat coverings. This bus will be used during our Summer program, trips to Angola and for community events!