Category: Media

Hundreds of Wake County residents to have their criminal records erased

By Thomas McDonald Raleigh News & Observer “The Wake County program is part of a national effort to give people who have paid their debts to society a second chance. The National Employment Law Project in New York estimates that 25 to 35 percent of adults in America have criminal records, and erasing even …

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How Americans Came To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With National Holiday

With over 3 million signatures, King’s wife issued a petition to Congress advocating for the holiday in 1971. Two years later, an Illinois state representative, Harold Washington, who had been elected the first black mayor of Chicago, introduced a bill making Illinois the first state to recognize MLK Day. Unfortunately, when the bill went before …

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“13th – From Slave To Criminal In One Amendment” movie screening

Filmmaker AVA D U VERNAY explores the HISTORY OF RACIAL INEQUALITY in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. It will be first shown at Campbell Law School auditorium, for an screening on Jan. 19, 2017 at 6:30PM to 8:15PM with a discussion from 8:15PM to …

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Ban The Box video

Darryl Atkinson appears again on “Adam Ruins Everything: Prison”, with Dorsey Nunn, concerning efforts to “Ban The Box”.  

Lack of prison educational opportunities video

Darryl Atkinson on “Adam Ruins Everything: Prison” regarding lack of educational opportunities in our prison system.  

CSI and Wheels4Hope Partnership

CSI clients receives cars from Wheels4Hope that will help them bridge the gap to a successful life. CSI really appreciates our Wheels4Hope partnership as it has been a great asset for our clients.  

CSI in the community


voting disenfranchisement of blacks and felons

  Look for Daryl Atkinson towards the end of this clip! This video clip from “Adam Ruins Everything” discloses how our voting process was first created to exclude poor whites and blacks, women and finally felons. Daryl, for all of his accomplishments which were acknowledged by President Obama, still cannot vote in his home state. …

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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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