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Tapping Into An Untapped Labor Market
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.
Pell Grant Restoration -- Its Significance For Affecting Meaningful Individual Change
On this episode, host Andre Ward talks to Dyjuan Tantro, the government affairs officer at the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), about the restoration of Pell grants for incarcerated students.
The 2020 Census: Stand And Be Counted!
Today, “Both Sides of the Bars” will discuss the importance of the 2020 Census and what people can do to participate in it. The Fortune Society’s Andre Ward hosts guest Kathleen Daniel, field director of NYC Census 2020, an organizing initiative established to ensure a complete and accurate count of...
Honoring and Serving Veterans 364 Days per Year
November is the month where we dedicate a day specifically to honoring and appreciating the bravery and service of our veterans. But as we continuously learn more about the collateral consequences of military experience, we are pressed to ask, are we meeting the needs of our current veteran...
Aging Inside | Honoring the Legacy of Mujahid Farid
This episode aired originally in October 2015. Host Ronald Day, Associated VP of DRCPP, interviews Ashley Demyan, Research Associate at Vera Institute; and Mujahid Farid, Lead Organizer at Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP). The conversation focuses on the situation for those who have enter into...
A Spotlight on Mass Supervision: Rethinking Technical Violations
Host Ronald F. Day, VP of programs at The Fortune Society, leads a discussion about the explosion in technical parole violations, the impact of these violations on individuals, the community, and the system, and ways to address this challenge. Guests are Tanya R. Pierce, co-founder and president of...
Back to School: The Challenges of Parenting Post-Incarceration
More than 2.7 million children in the U.S. currently have an incarcerated parent, and 10 million children experienced this at some point in their lives. The incarceration of an individual affects people who are often referred to as “hidden victims” - people impacted but rarely considered when...
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...
Innocent yet Forced into Incarceration
According to the National Registry of Exonerations, between 1989 when the first DNA exoneration took place and 2017, there have been 2,161 documented exonerations in the United States. There were 139 exonerations in 2017 alone and of those, at least 96 people were exonerated as a group. How are...
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