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HUFFPOST: Trump and Sessions Could Ruin Conseratives' Plan to Fix War on Drugs HUFFPOST: Trump and Sessions Could Ruin Conseratives' Plan to Fix War on Drugs

HUFFPOST: Trump and Sessions Could Ruin Conseratives' Plan to Fix War on Drugs

WASHINGTON ― For years, conservatives like Charles Koch and Newt Gingrich have joined progressives in urging Congress to reform inflexible sentencing laws that mandate lengthy prison terms for particular crimes. Critics say these laws, a relic of the failed war on the drugs, are unnecessary, costly... Read more
NY DAILY NEWS: Cuomo's First Presidential Test: #RaiseTheAge in N.Y. NY DAILY NEWS: Cuomo's First Presidential Test: #RaiseTheAge in N.Y.

NY DAILY NEWS: Cuomo's First Presidential Test: #RaiseTheAge in N.Y.

Published in The New York Daily News When bipartisan legislation in North Carolina passes, New York could be left as the last state in the nation where 16- and 17-year-olds are tried as adults in... Read more
CNN: Education is The Key to Redeeming Lives in Prison CNN: Education is The Key to Redeeming Lives in Prison

CNN: Education is The Key to Redeeming Lives in Prison

By Van Jones and Gerard Robinson Friday, March 31, 2017 Every year, more than 650,000 men and women leave prison and return home to communities across America. They are often released with little more than some spare change, a... Read more
US NEWS: Conservative States Are Giving Juveniles A Second Chance after Prison US NEWS: Conservative States Are Giving Juveniles A Second Chance after Prison

US NEWS: Conservative States Are Giving Juveniles A Second Chance after Prison

https://www.usnews.com/opinion/civil-wars/articles/2017-03-30/conservative-states-are-giving-juveniles-a-second-chance-after-prison By Jody Kent Lavy and Jessica Jackson Sloan March 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law SB 294, or the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act, making Arkansas the 18th state to... Read more
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
 

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