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Prison Reform: Activists Call on Congress to Act

Prison Reform: Activists Call on Congress to Act

Approximately 70 million Americans have an arrest or criminal conviction on their records and struggle in the job market.

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The “Ban the Box” movement is a campaign calling for removing questions about criminal convictions from applications for employment and other purposes.

Racial Justice and Prison Reform Forum | Bernie Sanders

State Senator Nina Turner joins the panel as Bernie Sanders discusses his plans for reforming the prison system.

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December 2015––Iowa is the backdrop for this in-depth town meeting led by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders talking to former convicts and a state lawmaker about the high rate of incarceration in America, the need for programs to rehabilitate offenders and proactive solutions to reduce recidivism. Real life stories take center stage to give depth to alarming statistics around the astronomical cost to taxpayers and the impact in the African American community.

Deep Dive: Criminal Justice & Prison Reform

Since 1980, the number of people incarcerated in the United States has more than quadrupled; the nation now has the largest prison population in the world.

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Harvard Sociology professor moderates powerful panel discussion in 2015 around mass incarceration in America. Panelists include key researchers, practitioners, and reformers.
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