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  • emFree Cyntoiaem
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    Free Cyntoia

    Cyntoia Brown-Long discussed her journey from prison to an advocate working to reform juvenile sentencing guidelines.

  • Washington Journal LaurenBrooke Eisen Discusses Coronavirus  US Prison System
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    Lauren-Brooke Eisen on Coronavirus and U.S. Prison System

    The Brennan Center’s Lauren-Brooke Eisen discussed the increase in coronavirus cases in the U.S. prison system and its overall impact on the prison population.

  • President Trump Says Roger Stone Has Very Good Chance of Exoneration
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    President Trump Commencement Address at Hope for Prisoners Graduation

    President Trump delivered remarks and handed out diplomas to graduates of the Hope for Prisoners program, which provides assistance to former inmates. At the start, the president addressed the Roger…

  • emCitizen Outlawem
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    Citizen Outlaw

    Yale’s Charles Barber talked about his Citizen Outlaw: One Man’s Journey from Gangleader to Peacekeeper. In his book he detailed the life of William “Juneboy” Outlaw, who went from convicted felon to…

  • Washington Journal Holly Harris Discusses Prison  Sentencing Reform
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    Holly Harris on Prison and Sentencing Reform

    Justice Action Network executive director Holly Harris discussed prison and sentencing reform.

  • FBI Probing Jeffrey Epstein Death Prisons Director Reveals
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    Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Federal Prison System

    Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Sawyer testified on the operations of her agency before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She was asked about the ongoing investigations involving…

  • emThe Meaning of Lifeem
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    The Meaning of Life

    Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, talked about his book, The Meaning of Life: The Case for Abolishing Life Sentences.

  • Washington Journal Robert Ehrlich Discusses Criminal Justice Reform
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    Robert Ehrlich on Criminal Justice Reform

    Former Governor Robert Ehrlich (R-MF) of the conservative-leaning Right on Crime organization discussed criminal justice reform.

  • President Trump Remarks at Criminal Justice Forum
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    President Trump Remarks at Criminal Justice Forum

    President Trump spoke about his administration’s criminal justice reform efforts including the bipartisan passage of the First Step Act at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. He called up former…

  • Women in the Criminal Justice System
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    Women in the Criminal Justice System

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing examining women in the criminal justice system. Among the witnesses were Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, and Cynthia Shank, a…

  • Author Discussion on Criminal Justice
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    Author Discussion on Criminal Justice

    John Pfaff, author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform; Rachel Barkow, author of Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass…

  • Free Minds Book Club
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    Free Minds Book Club

    BookTV presented coverage of Free Minds Book Club, which takes place twice a month with inmates at the Washington, D.C., Jail.

  • Deputy Attorney General Rosen Holds News Conference on FIRST STEP Act Implementation
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    Deputy Attorney General Rosen on FIRST STEP Act Implementation

    Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen gave an update on the implementation of the FIRST STEP Act, a criminal justice reform bill signed into law in 2018 that grants early release to…

  • emChargedem
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    New York Magazine’s Emily Bazelon took part in a discussion of her book, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration, in which she reported on the…

  • Washington Journal Aviva Stahl Discusses Prisoner Treatment  Hunger Strikes
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    Aviva Stahl on Prisoner Treatment and Hunger Strikes

    Aviva Stahl talked about her special investigation piece for The Nation Magazine, “Gag Order,” which looks at the treatment of prisoners in a U.S. super maximum security prison in Colorado. This…

  • Incarceration in the Late 20th Century
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    Incarceration in the Late 20th Century

    Professor Dan Berger talked about the U.S prison system in the late 20th century and the politics behind it. He spoke about how mass incarceration arose in response to the unexpected ways…

  • Discussion on Eastern State Penitentiary
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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Nick Gillette gave a tour of the world’s first penitentiary, opened in 1829 by the state of Pennsylvania. The prison was a new experiment in reform of criminals and was copied all over the…

  • Washington Journal John Koufos Discusses Reentry Programs for ExConvicts
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    John Koufos on Reentry Programs for Ex-Convicts

    John Koufos of Right on Crime talked about criminal justice reform and reentry programs for ex-convicts.

  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration
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    President Trump Remarks at White House Prison Reform Summit

    President Trump delivered remarks at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit at the White House. Several beneficiaries of the FIRST STEP Act, which granted early release to qualifying federal…

  • CPAC Van Jones on Criminal Justice Reform
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    CPAC, Van Jones on Criminal Justice Reform

    The American Conservative Union hosted its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, DC. In this panel, CNN’s Van Jones and ACU Chair Matt Schlapp discussed…

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