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How Money Bail Really Works... If You’re Poor

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Sandra Bland is the one you knew about. In the year after her well-publicized death, 815 people died in jail awaiting trial. A third of them died with...

New Docuseries Highlights How The System Failed Kalief Browder

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.02.2017 | Black Voices

A new docuseries titled “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” explores what can happen when systematic inequality, the dismissal of mental health issue...

'Alone' Shows How Jail Continues Long Tradition Of Ripping Black Families Apart

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

We meet Alone Watts during one of her most vulnerable moments. She’s lying in bed by herself, atop a heap of pillows, as the bonnet that protects he...

Looking Back: President Obama's Historic Efforts To Roll Back The Drug War And Tackle Mass Incarceration

Tony Newman | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Tony Newman

Tomorrow, Barack Obama's historic presidency will come to an end. It is hard to believe that he will no longer be our President. I have both smiled an...

Beyond Bars: Keeping Young People Safe At Home And Out Of Youth Prisons

Shaena Fazal | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Shaena Fazal

The National Collaboration for Youth, which represents national youth serving organizations around the country such as YMCA’s, Girls and Boys Clubs,...

Study Shows 39 Percent Reduction In Prison Population Would Not Affect Public Safety

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 12.14.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law claims imprisoning 576,000 state and federal inmates serves no compelling purpose, and alternative sentencing could save almost $20 billion annually without compromising public safety.

Prisoner #B57661

Violeta Ayala | Posted 12.12.2016 | Arts
Violeta Ayala

Reggie Austin rehearsing with Grace Kelly in Taos NM. ©NC Heikin Over the weekend, I met NC Heikin*, a fellow filmmaker for a drink in Paris. She or...

Ava DuVernay's 13th: It's About Hope, Not History

Martha S. Jones | Posted 12.06.2016 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

Once it has your attention, 13th mobilizes the power of the visual and the sonic, along with human stories, to teach about hope and our capacities to make change in a way that no historical text could.

Georgia's Criminal Justice Overhaul Demonstrates Widespread Positive Effects

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.30.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In the last five years, Georgia has been successful in making badly needed, sweeping changes to its criminal justice system under the direction of Republican Governor Nathan Deal.

Community Involvement in Programs Boosts Chances For Successful Lives After Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.28.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis Twenty-five percent of the world's prison population is located in the United States, and most -- 98 percent -- of those incarc...

This Congresswoman Represents A ZIP Code Where Most Black Men Have Been To Prison

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Sixty-two percent of black men living in Wisconsin’s 53206 ZIP code have spent time in prison, a new documentary reports. “Milwauke...

Felony Disenfranchisement: The Untold Story Of The 2016 Election

Melissa Franqui | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Melissa Franqui

Over two million Black people could not vote in last week's week election, according to a recent studyby The Sentencing Project. One in 13 Black Ameri...

Another Barrier To Latino Voter Participation: Felon Disenfranchisement

Maritza Perez | Posted 11.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Maritza Perez

Currently, there are 6.1 million voters who are disenfranchised because of a felony conviction. That number is more than five times greater than in the 1970s and almost twice as great as the number of disenfranchised voters in the late 1990s.

Brutal Bedfellows: Mass Incarceration And Immigrant Detention

Alisa Wellek | Posted 11.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Alisa Wellek

After decades of advocacy and organizing, the harm of mass imprisonment, and its racist underpinnings, has reached the national stage. Earlier this ye...

Many People Already See Prisoners As Monsters. Do 'Haunted Prisons' Make It Worse?

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.31.2016 | Crime

CHICAGO ― Each fall, thrill-seeking visitors show up to one of the most infamous maximum security prisons in the United States, only to be turned aw...

Ava DuVernay Hopes New Film Will Shed Harsh Light On Mass Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.20.2016 | Black Voices

Ava DuVernay wants her new documentary on mass incarceration create change in America’s broken justice system. In a special Complex interview with r...

Remy Ma Explains How Incarcerated Black Women Are Routinely 'Forgotten'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.19.2016 | Black Voices

Two years after her release from state prison and fresh off of winning two BET Hip-Hop Awards, Bronx rap star Remy Ma is speaking out about the obstac...

How A Black Barbershop Is Educating Its Customers About Civic Engagement

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 10.21.2016 | Black Voices

With this year’s presidential election less than a month away, a new program is trying to cut through the misinformation between politics and the bl...

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Explores The Evolution Of The U.S. Prison System

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.09.2016 | Black Voices

If there’s one thing that Ava DuVernay is more passionate about than the present-day reality of black life in America, it’s her push to help peopl...

It's Time to End America's Incarceration Binge

Regan Hines | Posted 10.06.2016 | Crime
Regan Hines

Prison as the primary form of punishment is relatively new. A few decades after the American colonists declared independence from Great Britain, the first prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, emerged in America. Prisons came about amidst a period of dramatic political and social change.

National Support Builds For Teen Accused Of Killing Abusive Father

The Huffington Post | Adam Hamze | Posted 10.06.2016 | Black Voices

Bresha Meadows, the 15-year-old girl who killed her father in what she and her family says was self-defense, is still being held in an Ohio juvenile d...

18 Examples Of Racism In The Criminal Legal System

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Racism may well be the biggest crime in the criminal legal system. If present trends continue, 1 of every 4 African American males born this decade ca...

Police Endorsement Of Trump Shows Black Lives Don't Matter

Melissa Bartick | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Melissa Bartick

When one group of Americans is brutalized, there is no "justice for all." Every American is at risk. But last straw came when the Fraternal Order of Police chose to endorse Donald Trump for President.

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Cory Booker Doesn't Agree With Kaepernick's Action, But Supports His Message

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.17.2016 | Black Voices

Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem has sparked a heated debate across the country, and now Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has jo...