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Trump’s Election And Criminal Justice Reform

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT THE HUFFINGTON POST] What can we expect from President-elect Trump when it comes to criminal justice reform? Even though overall crime rates are at historic lows, throughout Trump’s campaign he sounded reminiscent of Richard Nixon

November 28th, 2016|

Incarcerating US Premieres at Nation’s Capital

On Thursday, September 15th, Incarcerating US premiered for a packed house at Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C. The location for the first screening was fitting for a movie that shows the history and impact of the destructive policies that fueled the unprecedented growth of America’s prison

September 23rd, 2016|

Incarceration Nation: How We Got Here

THE CRIME REPORT | Incarceration Nation: How We Got Here By Mark Obbie A Virginia prison. Still courtesy of “Life Is My Movie Entertainment.” An inside-the-Beltway law school lacks the stereotypical glamour of a movie premiere venue. But it makes sense when the movie

September 15th, 2016|

Obama’s Pardons Highlight Need for Criminal Justice Overhaul

By: Regan Hines, Director of Incarcerating US [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AT THE HUFFINGTON POST] On Tuesday, President Obama shortened sentences for 111 more prisoners as part of the ongoing clemency initiative his administration started two years ago. This brings Obama’s total number of shortened sentences to 673—more than the past

September 8th, 2016|