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...

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...

The Ticking Clock to Criminalization

Rob DeLeon, Associate Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society interviews Ann-Marie Louison, Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer at the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES); and Nancy Ginsburg, Director of Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project at The...