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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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Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Preventing Fairness, Equality and Rehabilitation in Our Criminal Justice System

By Hannah Cornfield, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Why does “the land of the free” lock up more people than any other country in the world? A recent Senate hearing on mandatory minimums revealed that they are … 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: SCOTUS Set to Hear Key Voting Rights Case; Obama Immigration Plan Details Circulate; Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Compiled by Emily Van Dusen, a Spring 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Voting Rights Act Has Run Its Course Richard Wolf USA Today With the Shelby County v. Holder case being argued … Continue reading

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