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...

Functional News for Transparency and Uplifting Spirits

The Fortune Society's Andre Ward hosts Lawrence Bartley, director of "News Inside" at The Marshall Project, who discusses the launch of the print publication that will be distributed in prisons and jails, as well as his work as a journalist at The Marshall Project. They also talk about some of the...

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...

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...

State-Level Reforms: Where We Need to Focus

BSOTB welcomes Katie Schaffer, NY statewide organizer at JustLeadershipUSA, who discusses the recent unprecedented increased attention by many states to implement state-level reforms as they relate to the criminal justice system. Advocates, both directly impacted and not, from across the country are...