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MSNBC Editorial: Could Criminal Justice Reform Create Bipartisanship? MSNBC Editorial: Could Criminal Justice Reform Create Bipartisanship?

MSNBC Editorial: Could Criminal Justice Reform Create Bipartisanship?

BY JASON JOHNSON Think fast - what event would bring together Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, "The Wire" and "Homicide" creator David Simon, "Orange is The New Black" creator Piper Kerman, Eric Holder, Rick Perry, the Koch... Read more
Bloomberg: Rand Paul and the Koch Brothers Are Having a Nixon-in-China Moment Bloomberg: Rand Paul and the Koch Brothers Are Having a Nixon-in-China Moment

Bloomberg: Rand Paul and the Koch Brothers Are Having a Nixon-in-China Moment

The question had to be asked, and Van Jones was there to ask it: How would the Koch brothers get rich from prison reform? How would bipartisan criminal justice reform – the cause that had... Read more
MSNBC: America’s incarceration problem hits bipartisan sweet spot MSNBC: America’s incarceration problem hits bipartisan sweet spot

MSNBC: America’s incarceration problem hits bipartisan sweet spot

WASHINGTON — Among the headliners at a summit on criminal justice reform in D.C. this week were many of the usual suspects, including a noteworthy lineup of liberal activists and community advocates who have long damned... Read more
TIME: Will Congress Reform the Criminal Justice System? TIME: Will Congress Reform the Criminal Justice System?

TIME: Will Congress Reform the Criminal Justice System?

There's bipartisan backing, but that doesn't mean a bill will pass Van Jones likes to call his Republican buddies “brother.” As in Brother Mark (Holden, the general counsel at Koch Industries), or Brother Matt (Kibbe,... Read more
The White House Blog: WATCH The President Interviews the Creator of The White House Blog: WATCH The President Interviews the Creator of

The White House Blog: WATCH The President Interviews the Creator of "The Wire" About the War on Drugs

"What is it that you saw, you learned, you heard, that made you think about the drug trade and its impact on the inner cities that compelled you to then want to tell these stories?" ... Read more
VICE NEWS: Unlikely Bedfellows From Cory Booker to Newt Gingrich Unite in DC to Reform Prisons VICE NEWS: Unlikely Bedfellows From Cory Booker to Newt Gingrich Unite in DC to Reform Prisons

VICE NEWS: Unlikely Bedfellows From Cory Booker to Newt Gingrich Unite in DC to Reform Prisons

A summit on mass incarceration is bringing together odd bedfellows from across the political spectrum on Thursday — for what organizers hope will be a "bipartisan breakthrough of massive proportions" that will make criminal justice... Read more
U.S. News: Lawmakers Outline Path Forward on Criminal Justice Reform U.S. News: Lawmakers Outline Path Forward on Criminal Justice Reform

U.S. News: Lawmakers Outline Path Forward on Criminal Justice Reform

Could comprehensive federal criminal justice reform become law within the next year? That was the hope of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaking at Thursday’s Bipartisan Summit for Criminal Justice Reform. “It has got to... Read more
The Root: Liberals, Conservatives Seek Common Ground on Criminal-Justice Reform The Root: Liberals, Conservatives Seek Common Ground on Criminal-Justice Reform

The Root: Liberals, Conservatives Seek Common Ground on Criminal-Justice Reform

Get tough on crime. That was the mantra throughout the United States, both at the local and federal levels, as crime boomed toward the end of the 1970s. Many laws were passed, putting more police... Read more
The Root: How These Former Inmates Are Fighting for Prison Reform The Root: How These Former Inmates Are Fighting for Prison Reform

The Root: How These Former Inmates Are Fighting for Prison Reform

Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur, Shaka Senghor and Chris Wilson are activists, community leaders and businessmen. They are also among the formerly incarcerated. The three are speaking out about their journey from prison to prosperity and why... Read more
The Hill: Labor secretary: We're 'all in' on justice reform The Hill: Labor secretary: We're 'all in' on justice reform

The Hill: Labor secretary: We're 'all in' on justice reform

The Obama administration is “all in” on criminal justice reform, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Thursday. "We’re all in on this, we’re all in at the Department of Justice, we’re all in at the White... Read more
 

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