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The Farm to Prison Project; Fair Chance Higher Education

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We hear from two Open Society Institute community fellows on a mission to restore dignity to those living in or returning home from prison.

Kanav Kathuria will work with local farmers to add fresh fruits and vegetables to the menu at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. And Elyshia Aseltine, who teaches criminal justice at Towson University, will establish a center to support students with criminal records as they pursue their education.

Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.