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JustLeadershipUSA Applauds the FCC’s Move to Reduce Rates on Voice and Video Calls in Carceral Facilities

By JLUSA

July 18, 2024

Today’s decision will cut rates on video calls in carceral facilities by more than half and lower rate caps for voice calls.

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JustLeadershipUSA Celebrates the Passage of the Federal Prison Oversight Act and Urges President Biden to Sign It Into Law

By JLUSA

July 11, 2024

This week, Congress announced the full passage of the Federal Prison Oversight Act.

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JustLeadershipUSA Speaks Out Against Grants Pass Decision for Persons Who are Unhoused

By JLUSA

June 28, 2024

Today, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that will have dire consequences for the basic notion that housing is a human right.

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JustLeadershipUSA Calls on Other State Governors to Follow Maryland’s Lead and Issue Immediate Pardons for Marijuana Charges

By JLUSA

June 17, 2024

Today Maryland Gov. Wes Moore issued a mass pardon of more than 175,000 marijuana convictions, one of the nation’s most sweeping acts of this kind.

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JustLeadershipUSA Rejects the Pew Research Center’s Use of the Term “Racial Conspiracy Theories”

By JLUSA

June 12, 2024

The Pew Research Center has issued a new report entitled “Black Americans and Racial Conspiracy Theories About U.S. Institutions.” JLUSA responds.

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JustLeadershipUSA Statement on the Passage of New York State Bill 309 in the Senate

By JLUSA

June 10, 2024

Last week, the bill that was inspired in part by JLUSA’s #JustUs policy recommendations passed in the New York State Senate.

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JustLeadershipUSA Applauds the U.S. House Passing the Federal Prison Oversight Act

By JLUSA

May 22, 2024

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Federal Prison Oversight Act (H.R.3019 | S. 1401).

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JustLeadershipUSA Stands with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By JLUSA

May 16, 2024

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that will help uphold consumer protections for individuals directly impacted across the country.

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JustLeadershipUSA Continues to Urge Biden Administration to Deschedule Rather Than Reschedule Marijuana

By JLUSA

April 30, 2024

Today, the DEA announced that it will send a proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget to reschedule marijuana.

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JustLeadershipUSA Celebrates Second Chance Month 2024

By JLUSA

April 1, 2024

JustLeadershipUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins shared this statement with the JLUSA team today.

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A National Initiative to Advance Racial Equity in the Criminal Legal System

By Ronald Simpson-Bey, Marlene Biener

February 14, 2023

JustLeadershipUSA and Association of Prosecuting Attorneys collaborate to issue historic report on advancing race equity in the criminal legal system.

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50 Years and a Wake Up: Ending The Mass Incarceration Crisis In America

By JLUSA

February 8, 2023

A campaign to raise awareness about the dire state of the U.S. criminal legal system and the devastating impact of incarceration.

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“Fixing” Cash Bail Reform with Judge’s Discretion Is No Fix at All

By Marvin Mayfield

March 9, 2020

Many are calling on legislators to give judges the discretion to detain people they believe to be a threat. But this push is woefully misguided.