“Reaching for New Tomorrows” was on the cover of the 2015 Spring Benefit Dinner held for the remarkable program, Hudson Link at the Grand Hyatt in Midtown Manhattan. Here are some of the photos from the event.
Hudson Link is the outstanding program that raises money to privately pay for college education for Prison Inmates, and Journalist Dominic Carter was the emcee at the event held last night, May 14th, 2015.
Hudson Link Board President Christian French, and Executive Director Sean Pica did an excellent job pulling it all together. Former Corrections Commissioner Brian Fischer was on hand, and the current superintendent of Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Michael Capra and his wife Jackie.
Awards went to an amazing woman, Alexandra Pierre, who was once Incarcerated in the NY Correctional System, and now released, has completed a Master’s Degree and is working on a Ph.D. Living Proof of “each one, teach one.”
The other award went to the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell for all the work they do on behalf of those locked up in the correctional system. It was presented by an emotional Amy Meacham, who when she was incarcerated, had to fight for her own daughter.
This program has been honored with numerous documentaries, like on HBO, “The University of Sing Sing,” and with “Zero Percent.” (which is reflective of the fact that the recidivism rate in the country is more than 40 percent-released inmates that end up back in Prison) Hudson Link’s recidivism rate is less than 5 percent.
It was Dominic Carter’s honor to emcee the event for the second year in a row.