June 2016 archive

Daryl Atkinson, Reentry and the Road Home

Daryl handling the moderation of US Atty general and others as part of his DC gig for next 18 months.  Visit the American Progress website for details clicking here.

Preserve Our Voice

SECOND CHANCE ALLIANCE: Speak Out Against Felony Disenfranchisement to Preserve Our Voice Many of us have criminal records and confront these barriers directly. Others of us have witnessed family members and neighbors struggle against these barriers. Others come to the Alliance as service providers and advocates. From these diverse backgrounds, we have joined together and with …

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30 Years on Death Row

In an incredible miscarriage of justice, a prosecutor admits his cowardice and indifference led to the wrongful murder conviction of a man sentenced to death. “30 Years on Death Row” which aired on October 11, 2015. Bill Whitaker is the correspondent. Ira Rosen and Habiba Nosheen, producer of this “60 Minutes” episode which you can …

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Reinventing the criminal prosecutor

Reinventing the role of the criminal prosecutor When a kid commits a crime, the US justice system has a choice: prosecute to the full extent of the law, or take a step back and ask if saddling young people with criminal records is the right thing to do every time. In this searching talk, Adam …

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Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy 1: Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light. 3: Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed. 4: When you meet …

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The Ordinary People Society T.O.P.S.

“Would you feel like a full citizen if most of your civil and human rights were denied you? If the privileges afforded to community members were withheld from you, would you feel like a welcome member of the community? Probably not.” Visit their homepage to read the rest here.

Take the Fair Chance Higher Education Pledge

Take the Pledge At its heart, America is a nation of second chances. That’s why the White House is calling on businesses and higher education institutions to invest in their communities and eliminate unnecessary hiring barriers for individuals with criminal records.  The White House is building on past efforts by challenging businesses to take on …

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New approaches to drug policy

Ethan Nadelmann, testified last week to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in a hearing focused on new approaches to drug policy. This lively round-table discussion was a fantastic opportunity to explain why the drug war has been such a monumental disaster, and to lay out the steps we can take to …

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