"A prison sentence can ultimately turn into a death sentence..."
In this interview with The College of New Jersey Graduate Student and prisoner rights advocate, Rashida Ricketts, WWNG Up, Inc. President & Founder Gale Muhammed shares her heartbreaking story which became the driving force in the creation of WWNG Up, Inc., and her mission to transform the criminal justice system.
The panel discussion for bill, the 'Prison Reform and Redemption Act', which would require the federal prison system to evaluate inmates after sentencing and provide services to help them avoid becoming repeat offenders, including drug treatment, job training and mental health counseling.
What Kathy Morse remembers most from her years in jail and prison is that she missed her children... Between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women in the United States increased more than 700 percent, rising from from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,061 in 2014, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics in Washington, D.C.
Released after 30 years of incarceration, Antonne Henshaw recieves BA from Rutgers University! The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) is an association of higher education institutions in New Jersey that works in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and State Parole Board.
A warm congratulations to Topeka K. Sam, Dignity Director at #CUT50, on her new book! We are proud of our association with Topekam a dynamic Social Justice Warrior nationally, and in our community. "Mass incarceration is the civil rights crisis of our time. The racial disparities pervasive in our justice system compound at every juncture: African Americans are more likely to be stopped by police, arrested, detained before trial, and given harsher sentences than whites. Worse, the disparities in our justice system perpetuate racial inequity in our society more broadly."
Judith Trustone, Founder TrustOneKindness , award-winning author/filmmaker/activist is interviewed about her work and books by Jack Canfield, author of 70 million Chicken Soup For The Soul Books.
A report by the Prison Watch Community Oversight Initiatiive. We have spent the past year, since the debut of “From the Inside Out,” listening to, reading and discussing the testimonies of people confined in New Jersey's state prisons.