A National Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform: Not Just Second Chances, but a Rational First Response
During a powerful speech to the NAACP convention earlier this summer, President Obama outlined sweeping reforms to ensure our justice system is more fair and effective. He will be the first President to visit a federal prison, and he commuted more sentences in a single day since Lyndon B. Johnson.
Click here to read Marc Schindler's piece orignially published by the Huffington Post.
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JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.
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