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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.

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Jayland Walker Shooting Revives Debate About How Police Interact with Black People

By JLUSA

July 7, 2022

JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins speaks out on the murder of Jayland Walker

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How Roe v. Wade’s Reversal Will Impact Incarcerated Women

By DeAnna Hoskins

June 27, 2022

MSNBC’s Michael Steele spoke to Deanna Hoskins, President of JustLeadershipUSA, about the impact the Court’s decision could have on incarcerated women

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Ronald Simpson-Bey discusses instilling safety within U.S. prisons and jails with Chicago Beyond

By JLUSA

June 6, 2022

Chicago Beyond hosted a virtual conversation featuring Executive Vice President Ronald Simpson-Bey on instilling safety within U.S. prisons and jails.

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Leading with Conviction 2021 fellow Ashley Goldon explains why Michigan’s new “Clean Slate” law falls short

By JLUSA

June 2, 2022

#LwC2021 fellow Ashley Goldon speaks with Crain's Detroit Business.

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DeAnna Hoskins at PBS NewsHour: What Reentry 2030 Is About

By DeAnna Hoskins

May 20, 2022

Reentry 2030 is a collaboration among JLUSA, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, the Correctional Leaders Association.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade: JLUSA Leaders Speak Out on the Impact on Incarcerated Women

By JLUSA

May 16, 2022

#LwC2015 fellow Lauren Johnson joined JLUSA President & CEO DeAnna Hoskins to speak with VICE news about the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Leading with Conviction 2022 cohort member Keeda Haynes explains why we must demand the U.S. Senate pass the MORE Act now

By JLUSA

May 4, 2022

Leading with Conviction 2022 fellow Keeda Haynes went on MSNBC last month to talk about the importance of the MORE Act.

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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

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I’m hoping to remove barriers for people coming home, some of the same barriers that I encountered.

By Richard Speck, #LwC2021

November 10, 2021

Richard Speck is a Community Engagement Specialist at Safe and Just Michigan.

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I want to see the resources that are provided to certain populations be provided equally for all.

By David Gaspar, #LwC2021

October 27, 2021

David Gaspar is National Director of Operations at The Bail Project.

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You can feel the rumbling of the earth underneath you when you work in this field.

By Debra Wright, #LwC2021

October 14, 2021

Debra Wright supervises substance use disorder programs throughout Michigan.