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John Legend Sep 8
Tonight at 7pm PT/10pm ET, I will be joining for an Town Hall on to discuss our country’s broken criminal justice system. Follow to learn more about my work to end mass incarceration.
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NBC News PR Sep 8
Loretta Lynch tells : "Mass incarceration has not made us safer. It has in fact decimated communities, it has torn apart families, and it has harmed children. That should not be a part of our justice system. Those are not the goals of justice."
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Kay 🌎🆘 Sep 12
On Sept 12 1977, SA freedom fighter Stephen Biko died after being brutally tortured. Never forget. Peter Gabriel - Biko You can blow out a candle But you can't blow out a fire Once the flames begin to catch The wind will blow it higher 🆘
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Sep 8
Bryan Stevenson on criminal justice reform: "I don't think we're gonna actually understand these issues if we never meet, hear the stories, see the complexity of what gets people into jails and prisons." More tonight in our town hall at 10pm ET on .
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Vera Sep 8
. raises a critical point: Most women in jails are mothers—nearly 8 in 10 women.. But although jail admissions in the U.S. are declining for men, it’s getting worse for women.
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Vera Sep 8
Young people make mistakes—we all have. But if we are to end , young people who are incarcerated need the resources, programs, and opportunities necessary to chart a new life course on release. .
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Ryan Deitsch Sep 8
We must rename the Justice System. America has far from .
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Lester Holt Sep 8
The morning after was released from prison, he told me he wanted to be a voice for the voiceless. He talks now about how he's doing just that.
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jules Sep 8
Watching . Our prisons are perpetual torture chambers. It's never enough punishment. This is not a system that can be fixed. It must be dismantled.
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Kidblakester Sep 8
I'm crying watching with . Working in the prison system my heart is heavy. Thank you for shedding light on this subject of mass incarceration.
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Lester Holt Sep 8
Now, an important conversation with about the effects on families when a loved one is locked up. "When you incarcerate an individual, you are incarcerating a family," former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
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Stephen Boyd Sep 16
Anyone who claims false rape should be put in jail for however long the other person would’ve been sentenced.🤷🏽‍♂️
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Lester Holt Sep 8
A powerful moment: Lawrence Bartley, released from Sing Sing last year, speaks to current inmates about leading meaningful lives behind bars, and how that translates when you're released.
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NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Sep 8
Watch 's interview with Matthew Charles, days after Charles was released from prison thanks to the First Step Act:
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Melanie Sep 8
Watching with . This is the power of a Black journalist using his platform to address a deep issue that plagues the United States of America. He is the anchor of news on a major network and did not just rest on fame and high salary. Thank You Lester
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Vera Sep 8
Germany’s reckoning with the Holocaust led to a commitment to human dignity in its prison systems. The US, however, has failed to reckon with its legacy of slavery. The result? A prison system shaped by racism, punishment, and retribution.
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Vivian D. Nixon Sep 8
Many people who are incarcerated for violent crimes have been victims of violence many years before they ever committed a crime.
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Vera Sep 8
Replying to @verainstitute
While Black Americans make up 13% of the U.S. population, they constitute 40% of people who are incarcerated. Learn how our disproportionately affects people of color in through our incarceration trends tool:
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NBC News Sep 8
.: What I learned from spending two nights in a maximum-security prison:
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