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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 The Frontline at Atmos

By JLUSA

August 15, 2022

Brandon Smith is a 2020 Leading with Conviction graduate. He shares his story with The Frontline at Atmos.

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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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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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Why Electing Progressive District Attorneys Is Crucial

By DeAnna Hoskins and Ronald Simpson-Bey

July 27, 2022

Our efforts to transform the justice system continue to face strong opposition from all quarters.

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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.