Represent NYC: Assemblymember O'Donnell Discusses Criminal Justice

September 1, 2019

The United States’s history has had an impact on what identity should get a talk about being targeted on their appearance and/or identity. And, with the unbalanced ratio of black to white population in prisons, would you really blame the early preparation of going out into a world where the prison system was fixed to put people like them behind bars?

Today, there are over 2 million prisoners behind bars in across the nation–the population of those locked up are bigger than some countries around the world combined. Many times, money decides your fate and other times a wrongful conviction can. Once you get in the system, it is often to get out. But, can the U.S. criminal justice system be fixed?

Represent NYC, guest-host Assemblymember of District 69, Daniel J. O’Donnell, is joined by  JoAnne Page, President & CEO of The Fortune Society ; Anthonine Pierre, Deputy Director at Brooklyn Movement Center ; and Orleny Rojas, Deputy Director at the Center for Court Innovation to discuss the criminal justice system.

Aired September 1st, 2019.

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"Represent NYC" is a weekly program produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) that gives local elected officials and candidates the chance to update voters about the issues shaping the future of the city, and how they'll deliver on campaign promises. The show features a rotating cast of...

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