Tag: Criminal Justice Reform

A Grammy For Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ Would Be A Fitting End To A Whirlwind Chapter Of His Life

Meek Mill is living his best life. These days, he’s making music, pushing for criminal justice reform, and posting X-rated tweets. That varied existence is a far cry from where he was this time two years ago. During Grammy season 2018, the Philly rapper was incarcerated on a probation violation stemming from 2008 gun and […]

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Tyler Perry Extends Job Offer To Former Inmate Unjustly Impacted By Drug Laws

The journey of former inmate Darrell Hall exemplifies the disproportionate impact the War on Drugs has had on communities of color. After serving nearly 20 years behind bars for the possession of a small amount of cocaine, Hall was recently given a unique opportunity by entertainment mogul Tyler Perry that will allow him to reinvent […]

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Marilyn Mosby Shares Anonymous Racist Call, Calls Out Misogynoir During Solidarity Trip to St. Louis

Photo: Julio Cortez (AP Photo) The office of Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby released a voicemail this week sent to Mosby after she visited St. Louis to stand in solidarity with another progressive black woman prosecutor, Kim Gardner. The St. Louis prosecutor is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging city leaders and the police […]

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Cash Bail Was Never About Safety

The slow work of criminal justice reform is often piecemeal, a matter of politicizing the system’s routine practices and developing a moral language to undo them. Bail has become one of those issues, with advocates exposing the predatory bail bonds business, creating community-based bail funds, and lobbying for an end to cash bail. The message […]

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