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Huffington Post: Seizing the Moment to Reform a Criminal Justice System that Hurts Families and Communities Huffington Post: Seizing the Moment to Reform a Criminal Justice System that Hurts Families and Communities

Huffington Post: Seizing the Moment to Reform a Criminal Justice System that Hurts Families and Communities

On July 24, 2004, I stood in an overly air-conditioned courtroom in Gainesville, Georgia, and watched as my then-husband pled out to six years in prison for a non-violent crime. As the bailiff handcuffed him... Read more
Huffington Post: Out of Prison, But Reaching Back in -- to Help Huffington Post: Out of Prison, But Reaching Back in -- to Help

Huffington Post: Out of Prison, But Reaching Back in -- to Help

On March 26, 2015, I could feel the adrenaline coursing through my veins as I took the stage to deliver the closing remarks at the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform. In the midst of... Read more
Huffington Post: Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School' Huffington Post: Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School'

Huffington Post: Moving Beyond Gangs and 'Gladiator School'

By Kent G. Mendoza Morales  The date is April 9, 2014. It's 12 noon, and I'm coming home. My name is Kent G. Mendoza Morales and I'm 21 years old. At the age of 12, I... Read more
Huffington Post: From Life in Prison to a New Life in San Francisco Tech Scene Huffington Post: From Life in Prison to a New Life in San Francisco Tech Scene

Huffington Post: From Life in Prison to a New Life in San Francisco Tech Scene

By Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal  I'm the manager of Campus Services at RocketSpace, a technology campus in San Francisco. Along with my team, I help manage the environment and experience for tech entrepreneurs trying to create the... Read more
Right on Crime: DC Summit Shows Conservative Principles Being Preached Right on Crime: DC Summit Shows Conservative Principles Being Preached

Right on Crime: DC Summit Shows Conservative Principles Being Preached

Today the movers and shakers in criminal justice reform have met in the nation’s capitol to discuss viable options in the future. The surprising number of bipartisan supports of this movement shows that this truly is a... Read more
Latin Post: Obama Praises HBO's 'The Wire' as Bipartisan Panel Talks Criminal Justice Latin Post: Obama Praises HBO's 'The Wire' as Bipartisan Panel Talks Criminal Justice

Latin Post: Obama Praises HBO's 'The Wire' as Bipartisan Panel Talks Criminal Justice

  President Barack Obama this week heaped praise on HBO's critically acclaimed television series "The Wire," calling it one not just of the greatest TV shows ever, but also one of the greatest "pieces of... Read more
Watchdog.org: Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit Watchdog.org: Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

Watchdog.org: Conservative efforts draw applause at Criminal Justice Reform Summit

By Kevin Glass | Watchdog Arena Too many people are in prison. That’s the message that came out of the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Thursday, sponsored by a group of diverse organizations:... Read more
American Constitution Society: Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention American Constitution Society: Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention

American Constitution Society: Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention

by Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst at Open Society Foundations I have spent over 25 years working on criminal justice reform issues and the recent Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, co-hosted by an unlikely alliance of... Read more
Free Beacon: Criminal Justice Reform Movement Gaining Momentum Free Beacon: Criminal Justice Reform Movement Gaining Momentum

Free Beacon: Criminal Justice Reform Movement Gaining Momentum

Looking out over the lunch crowd packed into a Marriott hotel ballroom in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, David Simon, the creator of The Wire, must have felt a touch of the surreal. “When I first started... Read more
The Nation: Does it Matter Why the Right Wants Criminal-Justice Reform? The Nation: Does it Matter Why the Right Wants Criminal-Justice Reform?

The Nation: Does it Matter Why the Right Wants Criminal-Justice Reform?

There was an awkward moment midway through Thursday’s Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, out in the hall of a vast Washington hotel. Van Jones, the liberal activist and former Obama adviser, stood shoulder to... Read more
 

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