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THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: #cut50's Jessica Sloan Explains The Incarceration Industry is More Than Just Private Prisons THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: #cut50's Jessica Sloan Explains The Incarceration Industry is More Than Just Private Prisons

THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM: #cut50's Jessica Sloan Explains The Incarceration Industry is More Than Just Private Prisons

Thom Hartmann Porgram is a leading political talk radio show. Thom talks with Jessica Sloan about the harmful effects of the prison industrial complex, as well as efforts to greatly reduce them nationwide. Jessica Sloan is... Read more
USA TODAY: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Van Jones Urge Reform for Justice System That's Failing Most Vulnerable USA TODAY: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Van Jones Urge Reform for Justice System That's Failing Most Vulnerable

USA TODAY: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Van Jones Urge Reform for Justice System That's Failing Most Vulnerable

Our nation’s prison system faces a systemic, fundamental problem that must be addressed. Over the past 40 years, the prison population in the United States has increased 500%, with 2.2 million people currently incarcerated. Together, we... Read more
MASHABLE: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. MASHABLE: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

MASHABLE: Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

Google thinks science and data are key in advancing racial justice — and it's putting up millions of dollars to prove it.  The tech giant's philanthropic arm, Google.org, is pledging $11.5 million to U.S. organizations dedicated... Read more
QZ: The future of social-justice activism and mass-incarceration reform is in VR QZ: The future of social-justice activism and mass-incarceration reform is in VR

QZ: The future of social-justice activism and mass-incarceration reform is in VR

The International Data Corporation estimates that the augmented- and virtual-reality market, valued at $5.2 billion in 2016, will grow to $162 billion by 2020. Just in the past year, VR found new applications in professional training, commerce, patient recovery, and childbirth. But a... Read more
#cut50's National Day of Empathy A Huge Success! #cut50's National Day of Empathy A Huge Success!

#cut50's National Day of Empathy A Huge Success!

On March 1st, #cut50 partnered with hundreds of Ambassadors of Empathy all across the country to make the national Day of Empathy one of the single largest days of action in criminal justice history! Our network... Read more
YOUNG, BLACK, & FABULOUS: Get Down with 'Underground' Stars on UPSCALE, and Their Much Needed #JusticeReformNOW PSA YOUNG, BLACK, & FABULOUS: Get Down with 'Underground' Stars on UPSCALE, and Their Much Needed #JusticeReformNOW PSA

YOUNG, BLACK, & FABULOUS: Get Down with 'Underground' Stars on UPSCALE, and Their Much Needed #JusticeReformNOW PSA

The stars of “Underground” are taking their talents to the magazine circuit. The YBF stars cover the newest issue of UPSCALE magazine. More inside… Before “Underground” premieres its 2nd season on WGN America TONIGHT, four... Read more
LESLIE MARSHALL SHOW: Jessica Sloan Discusses Criminal Justice Reform & #DayofEmpathy LESLIE MARSHALL SHOW: Jessica Sloan Discusses Criminal Justice Reform & #DayofEmpathy

LESLIE MARSHALL SHOW: Jessica Sloan Discusses Criminal Justice Reform & #DayofEmpathy

Leslie is joined by Jessica Jackson Sloan, the national director and co-founder of #cut50, a bipartisan effort to cut the U.S. prison population in half. The two discuss #Cut50's National 'Day of Empathy,' which brought... Read more
Day of Empathy: Mandatory sentences need reform, ex-cons and officials say Day of Empathy: Mandatory sentences need reform, ex-cons and officials say

Day of Empathy: Mandatory sentences need reform, ex-cons and officials say

By Wesley Sykes wsykes@s-t.com BOSTON — One by one, rehabilitated ex-convicts took the podium at Nurses Hall in the Statehouse to share their stories of an uphill road to reintegration in society. Jumaane Kendrick was... Read more
MADISON.COM: Those hoping to change incarceration laws declare March 1st 'Day of Empathy MADISON.COM: Those hoping to change incarceration laws declare March 1st 'Day of Empathy

MADISON.COM: Those hoping to change incarceration laws declare March 1st 'Day of Empathy

There are too many people in prison, activists say, but incarceration laws won’t change until citizens and legislators learn to put themselves in the shoes of the imprisoned. “Without empathy, we cannot achieve meaningful policy... Read more
HUFFINGTON POST: 28 Organization That Empower Black Communities HUFFINGTON POST: 28 Organization That Empower Black Communities

HUFFINGTON POST: 28 Organization That Empower Black Communities

"Cut50 is a project by The DreamCorps that aims to reduce the number of people incarcerated through awareness campaigns like #DayofEmpathy and #ClemencyNOW." See full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/28-organizations-that-are-empowering-black-communities_us_58a730fde4b045cd34c13d9a Read more
 

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