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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.
Ending Solitary Confinement in NYC Jails & NYS Prisons
In this episode of "Both Sides of the Bars," we are joined by The Fortune Society’s Executive Vice President and Board of Corrections member Stanley Richards and HALT Solitary Confinement’s statewide organizer Jerome Wright to talk about the ending of solitary confinement in NYC jails and the...
Repairing Today's Ineffective Justice System Strategies
American prisons house more than 1.5 million individuals, an increase of over 390% since 1978. This growth persisted even in the face of an overarching decline in crime rates since the 1990s and the longest terms of incarceration since we began to collect accurate data. Over 600,000 men and women...
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.
Parole Reform... Less Is More
Parole reform has become an important issue within the criminal legal reform world, to talk to us about these issues host Andre Ward welcomes Vincent Schiraldi, Co-director of Columbia University's Justice Lab and a Senior Research Scientist at the Columbia School of Social Work.
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...
2019 Year In Review: Criminal Justice Reform And Beyond - Part I
2019 has been a year of change within the Criminal Justice Reform movement. In this episode, executive leaders who have been directly impacted will participate in Both Sides of the Bars’ 2019 year-in-review of changes that have occurred within the criminal legal system, the criminal justice reform...
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...
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