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PBS Newshour: Shaka Senghor responds to Obama's Actions on Solitary Confinement reform PBS Newshour: Shaka Senghor responds to Obama's Actions on Solitary Confinement reform

PBS Newshour: Shaka Senghor responds to Obama's Actions on Solitary Confinement reform

Citing second chances, Obama pledges solitary confinement reform Originally published on PBS Newshour President Obama has pledged to ban solitary confinement for juveniles in the federal prison system and to reform the rules for other... Read more
Mill Valley lawyer helps build bipartisan support to reform U.S. criminal justice system Mill Valley lawyer helps build bipartisan support to reform U.S. criminal justice system

Mill Valley lawyer helps build bipartisan support to reform U.S. criminal justice system

Originally published in the Marin Independent Journal Many Americans listening to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night might have been surprised to hear the president say there is an issue on which... Read more
Alicia Keys Fights for #JusticeReformNow Through Change.Org: Read Her Letter Alicia Keys Fights for #JusticeReformNow Through Change.Org: Read Her Letter

Alicia Keys Fights for #JusticeReformNow Through Change.Org: Read Her Letter

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com On the heels of President Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Alicia Keys is endorsing a new movement on Change.org: #JusticeReformNOW. The movement is on behalf of the president’s request that... Read more
Alicia Keys speaks up for imprisoned fathers, justice reform Alicia Keys speaks up for imprisoned fathers, justice reform

Alicia Keys speaks up for imprisoned fathers, justice reform

This article originally appeared on RollingOut.com  Alicia Keys partners with change.org and #cut50, an initiative founded by Van Jones, to launch the #WeAreHere for #JusticeReformNOW movement. Earlier this week, the Grammy award winning singer made a call-to-action in... Read more
In San Francisco, City Schools Are Focusing on Students With Incarcerated Parents In San Francisco, City Schools Are Focusing on Students With Incarcerated Parents

In San Francisco, City Schools Are Focusing on Students With Incarcerated Parents

This post originally appeared on TakePart.com School board officials introduced a plan on Tuesday that would provide programs, curricula, and other services to at-risk youths.  Read more
In 2015, The US Finally Agreed It's Time to End Mass Incarceration In 2015, The US Finally Agreed It's Time to End Mass Incarceration

In 2015, The US Finally Agreed It's Time to End Mass Incarceration

This article originally appeared on Vice.com When criminal justice scholars look back at the explosion in America's prison population in the late 20th and early 21st century, they may well mark 2015 as the year it... Read more
Are debtors' prisons returning? Are debtors' prisons returning?

Are debtors' prisons returning?

By Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, for CNN.com Debtors' prison is supposed to be illegal in the United States. But in too many American cities, it has made a shocking return. This week, a bipartisan... Read more
Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Launches New Campaign Calling for 'Meaningful' Criminal Justice Reform Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Launches New Campaign Calling for 'Meaningful' Criminal Justice Reform

Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Launches New Campaign Calling for 'Meaningful' Criminal Justice Reform

Grammy award-winning singer Alicia Keys Friday announced her social justice movement We Are Here is partnering with prison reform group #cut50 in a new online video campaign urging people to sign their petition calling on Congress and the White House to... Read more
Pass a justice bill as big as this moment Pass a justice bill as big as this moment

Pass a justice bill as big as this moment

(Van Jones, for CNN) After decades of failed policies, advocates and political leaders finally have swung open the door for fundamental reform in our criminal justice system. The U.S. Senate recently held a major hearing and a committee vote that... Read more
Alicia Keys laments 'heartless' justice system in reform pitch to Congress Alicia Keys laments 'heartless' justice system in reform pitch to Congress

Alicia Keys laments 'heartless' justice system in reform pitch to Congress

"We can no longer afford to be this cruel to our young," singer-songwriter tells congressional staffers at event with Senator Cory Booker and activist Van Jones. From time to time, celebrities visit Washington to join... Read more
 

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