Category Archive: Justice Reform

Mar 07

Could ‘ban the box’ find bipartisan support in North Carolina?

From the Raleigh North Carolina News & Observer By Will Doran wdoran@newsobserver.com RALEIGH Every year, tens of thousands of North Carolinians find themselves readjusting to life as convicted criminals, adding to the population of people whose record makes it difficult to find legitimate work. Now, a group of state legislators is trying to make it …

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Feb 18

TED talk: Salil Dudani: How jails extort the poor

“Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, and still more are locked up because they can’t pay their debt to the court for things as minor as unpaid parking tickets. Salil Dudani shares stories from inside the debtors’ prison in Ferguson, Missouri, challenging us to think …

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Feb 05

Lawsuit regarding SOL’s filed

Case No. 1:17-cv-3 (http://safervirginia.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=61d143fee54fb93890e1f9d41&id=d37c9be5fd&e=df5657d22a) filed in North Carolina last month. The lawsuit filed in federal court asserts that the state’s registration laws violate the U.S. Constitution in numerous areas including the ex post facto clause, first, fifth and fourteenth amendments, free exercise of religion, and freedom of association. To read more, please visit the NARSOL …

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Jan 24

Hundreds of Wake County residents to have their criminal records erased

By Thomas McDonald Raleigh News & Observer tmcdonald@newsobserver.com “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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Jan 13

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 16th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. summary from History.net: “Martin Luther King, Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and a leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change. His eloquence as a speaker and his personal charisma, combined …

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Jan 09

“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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Jan 09

The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

by President Barack Obama, published in  The Harvard Law Review – 1/5/2017 “Presidencies can exert substantial influence over the direction of the U.S. criminal justice system. Those privileged to serve as President and in senior roles in the executive branch have an obligation to use that influence to enhance the fairness and effectiveness of the …

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Dec 28

Ban The Box video

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

Dec 28

Lack of prison educational opportunities video

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

Dec 28

Kalief Browder Learned How to Commit Suicide on Rikers

The New Yorker By Jennifer Gonnerman  June 2, 2016 On June 6, 2015, Kalief Browder took his own life at his home, in the Bronx. He was twenty-two years old. He had been released from Rikers Island two years earlier, ending an ordeal that had begun on a spring night in 2010, when he had …

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