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JLUSA leaders holding D.C. “hackathon” for returning citizens

By JLUSA

April 12, 2023

JLUSA leaders Teresa Hodge and Eric Weaver holding hackathon for returning citizens

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Ronald Simpson-Bey on the 60th anniversary of the landmark decision Gideon v. Wainwright

By JLUSA

April 7, 2023

On March 16, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association hosted “Gideon@60,” a national convening in D.C. featuring a panel with Ronald Simpson-Bey.

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Lester Young to mentor youth as part of a new South Carolina program

By JLUSA

March 29, 2023

JLUSA staff member Lester Young will mentor youth as part of a new South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice program.

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Tell Corporations to Divest from “Cop City”

By JLUSA

March 28, 2023

A proposed public safety training center set to be built in a forest near Atlanta has sparked months of protests from activists.

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Inside Philanthropy highlights JustLeadershipUSA’s national work

By JLUSA

March 27, 2023

Today Inside Philanthropy published a story highlighting JustLeadershipUSA’s national work. Here’s an excerpt.

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Dr. Patrice Palmer honored as one of six 2023 YWCA Columbus Women of Achievement

By JLUSA

2015 Leading with Conviction graduate Dr. Patrice Palmer will be honored on April 27.

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National Press Conference – Tuesday, March 21 at 9am ET

By JLUSA

March 14, 2023

Join us for a special press conference to announce the release of a groundbreaking new report and the launch of a bold new initiative.

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JLUSA board member Ashish Prashar at CNN: “The tragedy when parents are incarcerated”

March 11, 2023

“Of course our criminal justice system absolutely should focus on holding people accountable, but in a way that does not perpetuate harm.”

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From Serving Life to Serving a Lifetime as Ghanaian Chief

By JLUSA

March 10, 2023

Former JLUSA staff member Bobby Harris was joined by JLUSA President/CEO DeAnna Hoskins for his enstoolment ceremony as chief of a village in Ghana.

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Train Derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Endangers More Than 2,000 Incarcerated People and Exposes Systemic Racism in the U.S.

By JLUSA

March 3, 2023

JLUSA speaks out on systemic racism exposed by train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.

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Emerging Leaders participant Marie Franklin running for mayor of East St. Louis, Illinois

By JLUSA

March 2, 2023

Marie Franklin says the training she received at an Emerging Leaders training in 2022 helped prepare her to run for office.

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Announcing the JustUS Coordinating Council

By JLUSA

February 16, 2023

The JCC is a national network of systems-impacted people who no longer demand a “Seat at the Table” but are instead “BUILDING OUR OWN.”

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JLUSA leader Michael Cox speaks out against proposed organ harvesting for reduced prison time legislation

By JLUSA

February 9, 2023

Michael Cox is speaking out against proposed legislation that would incentivize incarcerated people to donate organs in exchange for less prison time.

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Ahead of Biden’s SOTU Address, JLUSA and Other Groups Call on President to Address Criminal Justice Reform

By JLUSA

February 2, 2023

JLUSA and other justice groups call on President Biden to address criminal justice reform in his State of the Union address.

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Challenging 50 Years of Mass Incarceration

By JLUSA

January 23, 2023

Join JLUSA Executive Vice President Ronald Simpson-Bey on January 25.

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Formerly incarcerated leaders ban slavery in Tennessee

By JLUSA

November 9, 2022

JLUSA leaders Dawn Harrington and Keeda Haynes were part of the successful “Vote Yes on 3” campaign.