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Sacramento Bee: Finally, a movement to roll back the prison industry Sacramento Bee: Finally, a movement to roll back the prison industry

Sacramento Bee: Finally, a movement to roll back the prison industry

The “tough on crime” movement of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s ended up as a movement toward mass incarceration. The “lock ’em up” mentality succeeded at turning the home of the free into the land... Read more
Fast Company: It's Time for Tech to Embrace Prison Reform Fast Company: It's Time for Tech to Embrace Prison Reform

Fast Company: It's Time for Tech to Embrace Prison Reform

  LET'S EMBRACE PRISON REFORM, RATHER THAN JUST RETHINK EDUCATION AND IMMIGRATION, TO HELP ADDRESS OUR LABOR ISSUES.  BY BARATUNDE THURSTON Shaka Senghor spent 19 years in prison for murder. Since his release in 2010,... Read more
Bloomberg: Rand Paul's Crazy Dream of a Libertarian-Democratic Alliance on Civil Rights Is Actually Happening Bloomberg: Rand Paul's Crazy Dream of a Libertarian-Democratic Alliance on Civil Rights Is Actually Happening

Bloomberg: Rand Paul's Crazy Dream of a Libertarian-Democratic Alliance on Civil Rights Is Actually Happening

  On the morning before attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch would face Congress, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul re-introduced a bill that would tie her hands. Paul and a crew of congressmen—Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison, Michigan... Read more
Yahoo: Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform Yahoo: Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform

Yahoo: Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform

Only one issue in Washington right now could bring together the Koch brothers’ top lawyer, an environmental activist, the former head of the NRA and Sen. Al Franken. In a city best known for dysfunction... Read more
CNN: Seize the moment to reform our failed prison system CNN: Seize the moment to reform our failed prison system

CNN: Seize the moment to reform our failed prison system

    With Republican majorities coming in both houses of Congress and a Democrat in the White House, many people in Washington believe nothing will get done. We'd like to nominate an exception to that... Read more
TIME: Koch brother teams up with liberals on criminal justice reform TIME: Koch brother teams up with liberals on criminal justice reform

TIME: Koch brother teams up with liberals on criminal justice reform

The push for prison reform gets momentum from a conservative power player Just days after word emerged that the billionaire Koch brothers will spend nearly a billion dollars to elect conservatives in the 2016 elections,... Read more
CNN: 'Hunger Games,' a mirror of America's inequality CNN: 'Hunger Games,' a mirror of America's inequality

CNN: 'Hunger Games,' a mirror of America's inequality

The latest installment of the epic "Hunger Games" series hit theaters this Friday, and it promises to be the year's biggest blockbuster yet. You can chalk up a lot of these films' popularity to the... Read more
Pew Trusts: VanJones and Newt Gingrich on reducing the prison population Pew Trusts: VanJones and Newt Gingrich on reducing the prison population

Pew Trusts: VanJones and Newt Gingrich on reducing the prison population

On November 17-19, 2014, policy makers, experts, and other key decision makers from more than 30 states met to discuss the past, present, and future of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). The event was co-hosted... Read more
Philanthropy: Outrage over Garner and Brown cases should keep philanthropy focused on criminal justice Philanthropy: Outrage over Garner and Brown cases should keep philanthropy focused on criminal justice

Philanthropy: Outrage over Garner and Brown cases should keep philanthropy focused on criminal justice

The streets of Ferguson, Mo., New York City, and many other cities across the nation have been overflowing with protests for the past month in reaction to grand-jury decisions not to indict police officers responsible... Read more
 The Crime Report: Gingrich urges bipartisan effort to reform criminal justice  The Crime Report: Gingrich urges bipartisan effort to reform criminal justice

The Crime Report: Gingrich urges bipartisan effort to reform criminal justice

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich believes it is possible to create a bipartisan majority to "rethink" criminal justice. The Georgia Republican told the first national summit on justice reinvestment in San Diego Wednesday that "substantial... Read more
 

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