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A Mom’s Plea for Criminal Justice Reform A Mom’s Plea for Criminal Justice Reform

A Mom’s Plea for Criminal Justice Reform

My name is Ashleigh Carter. I go by many titles and wear many hats, but none are quite as important to me as ‘Mother’. And it is for this very reason that I am fighting... Read more
Father's Day – on the Outside Father's Day – on the Outside

Father's Day – on the Outside

I’m Fulton Leroy Washington and in 2016, I received clemency from President Barack Obama after serving 21 years in prison for a non-violent drug crime after being wrongfully convicted. When I was sentenced to life... Read more
Stepping up for people coming home from prison Stepping up for people coming home from prison

Stepping up for people coming home from prison

Today, something amazing happened at the White House – the #cut50 team stood alongside business leaders, influencers, cabinet officials, and the President to announce major improvements for people coming home from federal prison. An invitation to... Read more
Why My Mom and I Opened Up About My Incarceration – On Camera Why My Mom and I Opened Up About My Incarceration – On Camera

Why My Mom and I Opened Up About My Incarceration – On Camera

My name is Roy Waterman and for 12+ years, I was incarcerated. I’ve faced many challenges in my life and overcome many obstacles, but none more devastating or impactful for my family and myself than... Read more
Meet New Jersey's Dignity Ambassador: Gale Muhammad Meet New Jersey's Dignity Ambassador: Gale Muhammad

Meet New Jersey's Dignity Ambassador: Gale Muhammad

My name is Gale Muhammad and I’m fighting for families that are impacted by mass incarceration because I lost precious time with my husband while he was serving a prison sentence.   Primary caretakers are often an... Read more
Sacramento Lobby Day: Invest in #ParentsNotPrisons Sacramento Lobby Day: Invest in #ParentsNotPrisons

Sacramento Lobby Day: Invest in #ParentsNotPrisons

Today, we visited Sacramento to make sure our elected leaders understand the catastrophic impacts of incarceration on children and families.  Last month, we worked with Senator Nancy Skinner to introduce groundbreaking legislation that would keep... Read more
One Step Closer: Dignity for Women in Tennessee One Step Closer: Dignity for Women in Tennessee

One Step Closer: Dignity for Women in Tennessee

Last month, the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act passed its last legislative hurdle before moving on to Governor Bill Lee’s desk. The State Senate and House both voted to enact the bill introduced in the... Read more
#cut50 supports Senator Cardin's NEW START Act #cut50 supports Senator Cardin's NEW START Act

#cut50 supports Senator Cardin's NEW START Act

"In my experience, people coming home from prison are eager to contribute to society, support their families, and strengthen their communities. We need to build more ladders to success that help them in that process."... Read more
Jessica Jackson Receives the 2019 Alexander Law Prize Jessica Jackson Receives the 2019 Alexander Law Prize

Jessica Jackson Receives the 2019 Alexander Law Prize

In March 2019, #cut50 co-founder Jessica Jackson was awarded the prestigious Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize from Santa Clara University. This honor is awarded to legal advocates who leverage their degrees to help alleviate... Read more
Lawmakers, Celebrities, Artists, and Activists Stand Together for Criminal Justice Reforms on 2019 Day of Empathy Lawmakers, Celebrities, Artists, and Activists Stand Together for Criminal Justice Reforms on 2019 Day of Empathy

Lawmakers, Celebrities, Artists, and Activists Stand Together for Criminal Justice Reforms on 2019 Day of Empathy

Participation from Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris; Governors Phil Bryant Karen Brown and Asa Hutchinson; Mayors Eric Garcetti and Keisha Lance Bottoms; Reverend Al Sharpton, Kim Kardashian West, Margaret Cho, Danny Trejo, David Arquette,... Read more
 

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