Returning to Prison — As a Teacher
September 13, 2023
JLUSA leader David Garlock (Leading with Conviction™ 2019) wrote recently about his experience for the Prison Journalism Project.
Kemba Smith Pradia on today’s criminal justice reform movement
August 16, 2023
The Defender interviewed Kemba Smith Pradia (Leading with Conviction™ 2019) during the recent National Urban League Convention in Houston.
JLUSA leader Johnny Perez speaks out on ending solitary confinement
August 10, 2023
Johnny Perez (Leading with Conviction™ 2017), director of U.S. Prison Programs for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is speaking out.
Watch JLUSA leader Kent Mendoza in “A Million Dollar Cage” documentary
August 5, 2023
A new short film follows Kent Mendoza and youth he mentors, as they fight for the implementation of alternatives to youth incarceration in California.
A Father’s Motivation
June 16, 2023
Since 2001, every Father’s Day has been a bittersweet moment for me.
Maggie Luna speaks about barriers facing formerly incarcerated Texans
March 16, 2023
JLUSA leader Maggie Luna spoke with Texas Observer about barriers to reentry.
Marlon Chamberlain on “Permanent Punishments”
February 28, 2023
Marlon Chamberlain reveals the invisible bars called “permanent punishments” that follow people long after their prison sentences have been served.
This year, JLUSA leader Savvy Shabazz cast his vote for the first time after 20 years as a disenfranchised voter
October 26, 2022
JLUSA leader Savvy Shabazz speaks about having his voting rights restored
JLUSA leader Brandon Smith on The Frontline at Atmos
August 15, 2022
Brandon Smith is a 2020 Leading with Conviction graduate. He shares his story with The Frontline at Atmos.
I’m hoping to remove barriers for people coming home, some of the same barriers that I encountered.
November 10, 2021
Richard Speck is a Community Engagement Specialist at Safe and Just Michigan.
I want to see the resources that are provided to certain populations be provided equally for all.
October 27, 2021
David Gaspar is National Director of Operations at The Bail Project.
You can feel the rumbling of the earth underneath you when you work in this field.
October 14, 2021
Debra Wright supervises substance use disorder programs throughout Michigan.
I would love to see us reshape the whole system in a way that’s more just for all people.
September 24, 2021
Tony Gant is the Policy Director for Nation Outside
In this work you have to believe in the magical and mystical.
August 5, 2021
Christopher Zahn is a Certified Recovery Coach/Trainer, Peer Specialist, Reentry Specialist and Nurturing Parenting Program Facilitator.
We make society safer when we extend services, opportunity, and grace to everyone who has done their time.
August 4, 2021
Zach Ruppel is a Data and Research Analyst for the Franklin County Office of Justice Policy and Programs