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

By JLUSA

March 27, 2023

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.

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DeAnna Hoskins Speaks at Inaugural Aspen Justice Network Convening

By JLUSA

October 18, 2022

JLUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins spoke in September at the inaugural Aspen Justice Network Convening in Aspen, Colorado.

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“Searching for Justice: A Conversation on Race and Reentry” PBS Newshour Livestream Event

By JLUSA

September 30, 2022

Join JLUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins online for a special livestream event hosted by PBS Newshour at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

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Cast your vote for JustLeadershipUSA at South by Southwest!

By JLUSA

August 11, 2022

Help bring formerly incarcerated voices to audiences at next year's South by Southwest festival.

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Celebrating Second Chance Month

By JLUSA

April 28, 2022

Everyone deserves a second chance, and this month we're celebrating our leaders working to build support systems for formerly incarcerated people acro