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Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform Shows Support from Attorney General, Bipartisan Members of Congress

By Gabe Colman, a Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, members of Congress, civil rights leaders, and criminal justice experts demonstrated strong bipartisan support for ending mass incarceration at an event co-sponsored by The Leadership Conference … Continue reading

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Resources and Reports: Growth of Prison System; Reintegration Programs; Life Sentences; Drug Offenses and Welfare Benefits

By Haley Robinson, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Reforming our criminal justice system is a task that many initiatives and studies have attempted to address. According to a recent report by The Leadership Conference on Civil and … Continue reading

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NYPD’s Infamous Stop-and-Frisk Policy Found Unconstitutional

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Intern In a decision announced last week, a federal judge found the New York City Police Department’s “Stop-and-Frisk” policy unconstitutional. The controversial policy allowed police officers to stop, interrogate and search New … Continue reading

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A Coalition of Celebrities and Civil Rights Activists Fight Against Mass Incarceration

By Monica We, a Spring 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On April 9, the civil rights community embraced a formidable coalition of more than 175 entertainers, athletes, elected officials and other notable figures who organized a rallying cry against … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: DOJ Wins Juvenile Justice Reforms; SCOTUS to Hear Voting Rights Case on Feb. 27; Increasing Minority Scientists

Deal Signed to Overhaul Juvenile Justice in Tennessee Kim Severson The New York Times A groundbreaking settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and Shelby County, Tennessee, which encompasses Memphis, may serve as a template for reformers seeking to fix a … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Hundreds of Immigrants Apply for “Deferred Action” Prgrm; Many Wrongfully Imprisoned People Could be Freed

Compiled by Maddie Peare, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Young Immigrants, in America Illegally, Line Up for Reprieve The New York Times Julia Preston In June, President Barack Obama used his executive authority to create a program … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: AG Holder’s Strong Record; Fears Persist Despite Ruling on Arizona SB1070; Court Acts Wisely on Juvenile Sentencing

Compiled by Willie Roberson, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Contempt Vote Will Put Focus on Atty. Gen. Eric Holder’s Record Richard A. Serrano Washington Post The House of Representatives will vote this Thursday on whether United States … Continue reading

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