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JLUSA Supports the New Pathways Act Reintroduced by Sen. Cory Booker

By JLUSA

November 29, 2022

The New Pathways Act mandates that the Bureau of Prisons take steps to obtain for formerly incarcerated citizens a Social Security card, etc.

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JLUSA leader Keturah Herron calls on Democrats to prioritize the Black community ahead of 2024

By JLUSA

November 16, 2022

Leading with Conviction 2019 graduate Keturah Herron speaks to The Hill about the 2022 midterm elections and looking ahead to the 2024 election.

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Ronald Simpson-Bey discusses the harms of incarceration

By JLUSA

November 7, 2022

JLUSA Executive Vice President Ronald Simpson-Bey speaks about the harms of incarceration.

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JLUSA leader Tony Gant receives the Harold White Inclusion Achievement Award

By JLUSA

October 24, 2022

JLUSA leader Tony Gant receives the Harold White Inclusion Achievement Award

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Biden’s Action on Weed Convictions Is a First Step — Let’s Push for Much More

By DeAnna Hoskins

October 7, 2022

JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins in Truthout.

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JLUSA leader Kandra Clark on #JustUS and closing Rikers Island

By JLUSA

October 4, 2022

Leading with Conviction 2018 graduate Kandra Clark speaks about decarcerating to save lives.

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Philip Cooper receives a Tzedek Brilliance Award

By JLUSA

September 20, 2022

Leading with Conviction 2022 cohort member Philip Cooper receives a Tzedek Brilliance Award.

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Maggie Luna and Doug Smith on NPR

By JLUSA

September 14, 2022

JLUSA leaders Maggie Luna and Doug Smith spoke with NPR about healthcare in prisons and jails.

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DeAnna Hoskins on GMA3: What You Need to Know

By JLUSA

September 6, 2022

JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins on GMA3

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Student loan relief limited for many by U.S. drug war’s legacy

By JLUSA

August 30, 2022

JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins speaks about student loan forgiveness and racial equity in AP news.

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JLUSA leader Keeda Haynes on The Daily Show “Beyond The Scenes” Podcast

By JLUSA

August 24, 2022

Keeda Haynes is a 2022 Leading with Conviction graduate. She speaks with The Daily Show “Behind The Scenes” podcast.

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Incarcerated people should be receiving monkeypox vaccines

By DeAnna Hoskins

August 22, 2022

JLUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins speaks with Quartz about the need for incarcerated people to receive monkeypox vaccines.

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JLUSA leader Brandon Smith on CNN’s “United Shades of America”

By JLUSA

August 9, 2022

Brandon Smith speaks about incarcerated firefighters on "United Shades of America" with W. Kamau Bell

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JLUSA leader Saad Soliman speaks about how the recession may impact formerly incarcerated BIPOC

By JLUSA

August 5, 2022

Saad Soliman speaks with PRISM about how the recession may make things worse for formerly incarcerated BIPOC.

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Pregnancy, parenthood, and prison: JLUSA leaders speak with Prism

By JLUSA

July 19, 2022

JLUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins and JLUSA leader Pamela Winn speak with Prism about abortion access in prisons and jails.

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Jayland Walker Shooting Revives Debate About How Police Interact with Black People

By JLUSA

July 7, 2022

JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins speaks out on the murder of Jayland Walker