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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
Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime

Slate: Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime

Speakers at Thursday's Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform in Washington, D.C. — co-sponsored by the ACLU and Koch Industries—have played it safe, using their time at the podium to decry the country’s incarceration rate... Read more
USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney

USCS: Faculty research lecture features prison and incarceration expert Craig Haney

No one has documented the long-term psychological damage of incarceration in the United States more than UC Santa Cruz psychology professor Craig Haney. Haney, who holds psychology and law degrees, has spent his entire career... Read more
Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

Red Alert Politics: Millennials rally around criminal justice reform at bipartisan summit

For the most part, the Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform featured staid, high-profile speakers like Cory Booker and Eric Holder, giving somber talks about the broken justice system. But at the millennial breakout session hosted... Read more
npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes

npr: Republicans Join Fight to Reduce Prison Terms for Drug Crimes

A small group of advocates has been working for years to overhaul the criminal justice system — to dial back long sentences for drug crimes, and let nonviolent inmates out of prison early. (original source:... Read more
 

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