… World War II, Churchill was also one of the 20th century’s first major criminal justice reformers. His passion for reform was kindled by his experience as a prisoner of war during the Boer War. Though he was not in captivity for long, the experience made him “the Prisoner’s Friend,” in the words of Lady Violet Bonham Carter.
During this panel I highlighted the many reasons people assume Koch Industries can’t possibly be interested in meaningful criminal justice reform. My fellow panelists each told similar stories about how they are perceived, often unfairly, by people who are skeptical of their intentions when it comes to criminal justice issues. Despite the headwinds we often face, we agreed there is too much broken with our criminal justice systems to stop our mutual efforts.
s real and t…ble panel, entitled TALENT: Policies that may improve Michigan’s Workforce Capacity for the future. For my part, I wanted to emphasize Michigan’s real and timely opportunity to lead the nation on criminal justice reform issues.
s where cri…an by 3.2 percent. It increased in Florida by 0.6 percent, but decreased in Georgia by 1.9 percent. We need to have a better understanding of policing and justice system practices in areas where crime decreased between 2014 and 2015, and compare those practices to jurisdictions where crime increased.
…he board, the rate of women behind bars has increased at nearly one and half times the rate of men. For women of color, the statistics indicate an even more sobering scenario: one in 19 black women have a chance of being sent to prison at some time in their life. The vast majority of women incarcerated are in prison for non-violent crimes such as drug offenses …