Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?
A reflection and examination of the final phrase of the Star Spangled Banner.
Is the United States really the land of the free and home of the brave?
The American criminal justice system holds approximately 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,163 local jails, and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals, and prisons in the U.S. territories. There are another 840,000 people on parole and 3.6 million people on probation. The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world!
Host Brittany Smith, director of education at The Fortune Society, discusses the issues with Cheryl-Lyn Bentley, associate attorney at Outten & Golden, LLP.
Both Sides of the Bars is a discussion driven show that examines the criminal justice system from various perspectives, including those most impacted by the Criminal Justice System. It discusses critical questions about how the current system works, its intersections with Social Justice and...
Host Andre Ward and guest Jeffrey Abramowitz discuss the importance of hiring people previously involved in the justice system, not only as a mean of opportunity for those formerly incarcerated, but as an advantage for the companies that open the doors to them.
Host Andre Ward holds a conversation with Fortune Society President & CEO JoAnne Page about the fight for Criminal Justice during 2021 and the road ahead.
Host Andre Ward talks with guest Judith Whiting, general counsel for the Community Service Society, a Manhattan-based anti-poverty non-profit, about the importance of automatic expungement for people with histories of involvement in the criminal legal system. Automatic expungement is fundamental to...