The three medallions by James “Yaya” Hough, who served 27 years in prison upon being handed a life sentence as a minor, are now on display in Battery Park City.
criminal justice reform
Filmmakers Team Up With SF Public Defenders to Broadcast Stories of Injustice
Defender, which launched online this week, tells the stories that get buried in the news.
A Soul-Stirring Reminder of Why the Criminal Justice System Must Change
Part of the brilliance of Garrett Bradley’s Time is the way it blurs the lines between past and present, offering an affecting look at the system’s impact on Black families.
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Minor Offenders Can Substitute Jail Time With an Art Class at the Brooklyn Museum
The new program allows people arrested for minor offenses, like shoplifting or painting graffiti, to avoid jail time and a court appearance by taking a two-hour course.
As Protest Gears Up, Over 100 Ford Fellows Criticize Ford Foundation President’s Support of Prisons to Replace Rikers [UPDATED]
In the open letter, they write, “The evidence is clear, more jails – no matter how ‘humane’ – lead to higher rates of incarceration, perpetuate the disruption of families (especially in communities of color), and are harmful to human health.”