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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
VANITY FAIR: Let Van Jones Explain How Mass Incarceration Led Directly to Trump's Win VANITY FAIR: Let Van Jones Explain How Mass Incarceration Led Directly to Trump's Win

VANITY FAIR: Let Van Jones Explain How Mass Incarceration Led Directly to Trump's Win

Without the devastating ramifications of mass incarceration, Donald Trump never would have been elected president of the United States. That’s an argument that Van Jones, CNN host of The Messy Truth, nimbly makes in an interview with Vanity Fair. He... Read more
#cut50: The Fight to Slash the Prison Population #cut50: The Fight to Slash the Prison Population

#cut50: The Fight to Slash the Prison Population

Hosted by: Jo Ann Hardesty Produced by:  KBOO Program::  Voices from the Edge Air date:  Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:00am to 9:00am Jo Ann Hardesty welcomes Jessica Jackson Sloan to KBOO Jessica Jackson Sloan is the national director and co-founder of #cut50, a bipartisan... Read more
#cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement #cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement

#cut50 Statement on President Obama's Final Clemency Announcement

Statement from #cut50 National Director Jessica Jackson Sloan: “With this last act of mercy, President Obama has closed out a historic effort to restore some balance and fairness to a federal prison system that has... Read more
Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread

Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread

RONNIE Elrod is certain the second time’s the charm. After serving 18 months in prison in 1986, Elrod thought he learned his lesson. But six years after his release, Elrod found himself in a familiar place:... Read more
San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners

San Francisco holds 1st-of its kind business summit on hiring former prisoners

SAN FRANCISCO (BCN)— A first-of-its-kind summit in California is being held in San Francisco today to help businesses give convicts a chance at employment after they are released from prison or jail, organizers said.   The Second... Read more
Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president? Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?

Obama made progress on criminal justice reform. Will it survive the next president?

Jamiles Lartey in The Guardian     Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno federal correctional institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, the first visit to a federal prison by a sitting US president. Photograph:... Read more
 

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