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Candice Bailey on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 19, 2024

She was facing 48 years, and miraculously only served three years behind bars. She now serves as a triple state commissioner in Colorado.

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Matt Sutton on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 12, 2024

He’s gone from working in D.C., on drug policy, to now as director of communications for the nation’s largest reentry employment provider.

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Ruby Welch on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 5, 2024

She’s set her sights on building a network of “safe houses” for women across Arkansas. Ruby Welch (LwC 2023) joins the JustUs Speaks Podcast!

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Savvy Shabazz on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

January 29, 2024

He’s been recognized as a grassroots leader in the Louisville, Kentucky, community, and he’s making a huge impact statewide.

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Dismantling Jim Crow: Listen now to special episodes of the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

May 23, 2023

These special episodes of the JustUs Speaks Podcast are taken from a livestream event that was recorded in February for Black History Month.

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Daniel Bullman on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

April 4, 2023

Daniel Bullman on education as a deterrent for recidivism and the power of pro-social connections

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Philip Cooper on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

March 28, 2023

Philip Cooper on being a “Change Agent” and how prison saved his life

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Kim Woodson on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

March 22, 2023

Kim Woodson: A Global Vision for Providing Reentry Services for Formerly Incarcerated People

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Edwin Fuller on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

March 16, 2023

Edwin Fuller on helping other justice-impacted individuals in Ohio find dignity and hope

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Brittany Lovely on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

March 6, 2023

Anger used to be her driving force. Today she is motivated by love to tear down the criminal legal system and rebuild something just in its place.

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Andrew Winn on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 27, 2023

As a kid, he enjoyed playing in the dirt. Today he helps give people in 10 California prisons the experience of gardening.

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Avalon Betts-Gaston on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 22, 2023

She is fighting for her fellow women and girls, both inside prisons and after re-entry.

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Tony McCright on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 16, 2023

He ran his illegal enterprises like a business. So when he got out of prison, he decided to use those same talents for helping others build wealth.

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Maggie Luna on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 9, 2023

She thought she was going to die in prison, because of the poor conditions. Now, she's fighting for the lives of her fellow Texans.

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Derek Matthews on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

February 2, 2023

He was one of the nation’s top cops. Then he went to prison himself. Derek Matthews sits down with the #JustUs Speaks Podcast.

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Keeda Haynes on the JustUs Speaks Podcast

By JLUSA

January 23, 2023

She went to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Now she’s committed to using her legal work to help others who are directly impacted.