Michael Hennessey

Retired Member Emeritus - Board of Directors

San Francisco Sheriff from 1979-2011, Michael Hennessey's efforts to rehabilitate prisoners included a wide range of prisoner education and substance abuse recovery programs, such as SISTER, a drug treatment program for women, and the Garden Project, a post-release job-training program. Recidivism studies show that both of these programs significantly lower participants' rate of re-offense and return to custody. For more information on Sheriff Hennessey,