For decades, mass incarceration has crippled communities and destroyed families. But the tide is finally turning. In 2018, a bipartisan coalition passed the ...
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The #FirstStepAct is in its second year of implementation. We look fwd to more stories of more people coming home, & more families reunited. Like Lyle & Lonnie, we won’t stop fighting for the 1000's of people deserving of FREEDOM.
Here are a few highlights of the incredible human impact of the First Step Act.
#cut50Today, we're celebrating the anniversary of the #FirstStepAct being signed into law. By working across partisan lines a bipartisan coalition came together and bent the course of history towards justice. Learn more about the impact of the bill by visiting
Trump will visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indiana Women's Prison while she is in the city.
#cut50Excited to see the U.S Workforce Board, including @IvankaTrump, spend time visiting a women's prison facility with @TLM! Programs like @TLM prepare men & women to succeed in the workforce of the future. We need everyone leaving prison #ReentryReady ASAP!
Almost one year after President Trump signed the FIRST STEP Act, criminal justice reform advocate Van Jones discussed next steps with activists and formerly incarcerated individuals.
#cut50"In the abstract I understand, but in the particulars of what it takes to actually create real world actions...you sometimes have to do things that the conventional wisdom is not ready for, won't appreciate and will reject" - @VanJones68
Julian Castro just effectively ended his bid for President. Usually adept at navigating these debates and using his time to his advantage, tonight he looked petty, puerile and, well, like a jerk.
#cut50#CJeform finally entered the #DemDebate
"Dems have not always stood boldly against the incarceration industry...but in this election, they're competing to offer more freedom, more compassion, & more rehabilitation - not just more punishment." @VanJones68
Carlson claims the law "allowed hundreds of violent criminals" back on the street. Here's what he didn't tell you.
#cut50"Every single office we met with during the course of the FIRST STEP Act was told about that provision. It was included to fix a misapplication of law by the Bureau of Prisons" - @pye
In the past six months, 20 motions were granted in the state of Georgia to reduce sentences through the First Step Act, and one 65-year-old woman is seeking a compassionate release.Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, sponsored H.R. 5682, a form of the...
#cut50"In the past six months, 34 motions were granted in the state of Georgia to reduce sentences through the First Step Act"
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will close the city's juvenile hall by the end of 2021. In a nearly unanimous vote for closure, supervisors criticized the jail-like conditions juveniles are confined in, and cited the high cost of maintaining...
#cut50Our co-founder and San Francisco Supervisor @MattHaneySF is LIVE now on @KQEDForum talking about #NoJailForKids #NoJuniorPrisons
Shout out to our #EmpathyNetwork partner @YoungWomenFree for successfully leading the fight to close SF's Juvenile Hall!
CNN's Van Jones, host of 'The Redemption Project', on how it came about, how deeply he was affected in these eight episodes and trying not to get emotional.
#cut50"Everyone has done something that they regret profoundly and don’t know how to apologize and make up for, and everybody has had something done to them that they have a hard time getting past" - @VanJones68
Life is hard. Let's get through it together. Join The Roastmaster General as he takes on "Touchy Subjects", interviews people smarter than him and pays tribute to the recently deceased, so they can properly Roast In Peace. Intro by Kii Arens...
#cut50Thanks to the "Roast Master General" for caring about incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people and for having @LouislReed and Troy Powell on his podcast
We appreciate you and thank you for your support, @realjeffreyross
OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about her annual analysis of the best of the best and the worst of the worst from the Georgia legislative session.
#cut50"Prohibition of shackling female inmates who are pregnant – HB 345 – This was unanimous in the House and only Randy Robertson opposed it in the Senate. "
Congratulations #Georgia, #Dignity passes UNANIMOUSLY in the House and heads to the Governor's desk