#cut50: The Fight to Slash the Prison Population

Produced by:  KBOO
Air date:  Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Jo Ann Hardesty welcomes Jessica Jackson Sloan to KBOO

Jessica Jackson Sloan is the national director and co-founder of #cut50, a bipartisan effort to cut the U.S. prison population in half. Jessica is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. Her first marriage was destroyed when her then-husband was sentenced to prison for a non-violent offense, prompting her to go to law school and seek to reform the criminal justice system. Jessica was elected to the Mill Valley, California City Council in 2013 and became Mayor in December 2016.

Call in to KBOO to join the conversation with Jo Ann Hardesty and Jessica Jackson Sloan Thursday at 8am.

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