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CNN: Getting Smart About Justice CNN: Getting Smart About Justice

CNN: Getting Smart About Justice

(CNN) Everyone knows that ambitious, bipartisan legislation is completely impossible to pass in today's divided and dysfunctional Washington right? Wrong. By year's end, President Barack Obama could sign into law major criminal justice reforms -- passed... Read more
Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY

Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY

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CNN: Mental illness is no crime CNN: Mental illness is no crime

CNN: Mental illness is no crime

By Van Jones and Newt Gingrich (CNN) Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything. The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related... Read more
The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered) The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered)

The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered)

  Dear Mr. *****, I am writing this letter to share with you what has been on my mind and heart for several years now. For the last few nights, I have stayed awake writing... Read more
USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters

USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters

Our out-of-control criminal justice system has forgotten about justice. Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. But you wouldn't know they were cheaters... Read more
Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered. Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered.

Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered.

Today, nearly five years from the day I was told I was being paroled after serving 19 years in prison, I found myself searching for my parole papers. As I searched through the footlocker that... Read more
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
 

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