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Hanging On to Hope to Keep Black Men and Boys Alive

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world's leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson "America's Nelson Mandela." He has gotten innocent men off death row, successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including to ban "death sentences."

Frat Boys on the Bus

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The punitive reactions against a few individuals or an isolated fraternity chapter are no more effective than any other punitive measures taken against scapegoats. They shut the door on something unpleasant, in the process heaping blame on isolated individuals that ought to be borne, or at least processed, collectively.

Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.

John Rudolf

Inmates At Alabama Women's Prison Sexually Abused By Guards, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

Corrections officers at the only women's prison in Alabama regularly sexually harass, abuse and even rape female inmates with few consequences, accord...

John Rudolf

Alabama Judges Impose Death Though Juries Vote for Life in Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Last November, jurors in Lee County, Ala., found Courtney Lockhart, a 26-year-old Iraq War veteran, guilty of the 2008 murder of Lauren Burk, an 18-ye...