Prison Reform

aerial view of Rikers island prison
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Few things stir emotions as violently as a discussion about prison reform. Knowing that, and knowing how important a fair and balanced view of the facts and history are to decision making, we have approached the issues around criminal justice, prisons and prison reform from several angles.

We created Impact Prisons, a six-month project dedicated to public education in 2016 and 2017. The project culminated with a public event featuring experts in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Neuroscience. You can view video highlights and listen to the entire discussion here.

We also created an Issue Brief that focuses on the issues and causes behind our countries high incarceration figures and the problems of recidivism. You can read the brief here.

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Power to the Judge, Glenn Martin Speaks Out



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Reuben Miller video on mass incarceration


Reuben Miller Takes on Mass Incarceration



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