Jonathan

Jonathan is 35 years old but doesn’t look a day over 20. “Prison preserved me,” he says with a laugh when we sit down to talk. But I think it’s more than that. I think a lifetime of neglect, of punishments without impact, have thrust him into a delayed adulthood that he’s finally learning to … Read more

Governor McMaster joins Turn90, formerly Turning Leaf, to Open Columbia Reentry Center

A New Name and a Second Location Will Help Turn90  Reshape Reentry Services Across the State Turning Leaf, Charleston’s successful prison re-entry program, has announced a name change and opened its new center in Columbia. Now called Turn90, the program creates a new direction for men at the highest risk of re-arrest who return from … Read more

Reducing Recidivism (NPR’s South Carolina Business Review)

According to recent statistics, 67% of formerly incarcerated men are re-arrested within three years. Our next guest’s organization however, has found a way to reduce that number significantly. Mike Switzer interviews Leah Rhyne, director of marketing and communications at Turning Leaf, a Charleston nonprofit expanding soon to Columbia, SC. Listen now

Police Killed My Dad When I Was 8. Next Came the Rage. (The Marshall Project)

When I hear household names like George Floyd, Walter Scott and Alton Sterling, I don’t land on the grisly videos of their killings or the fates of the police officers who ended their lives. I think about their children. Police murdered my father three decades ago, when I was 8. As his son, I know firsthand how losing a … Read more

Two New Faces in the Turning Leaf Print Shop

Have you ever wanted to make a career change to make a difference in the world? We’re excited to introduce two women who felt that, lived it, and made the change to join us in the Turning Leaf Print Shop, bringing with them unique skillsets that will make a huge impact on our organization. Beth … Read more

JB

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. –Matthew 5:44, King James Bible Turning Leaf isn’t a faith-based organization, but when a student comes to us with a story heavily punctuated by loss, and yet has “love your enemies” … Read more