As valedictorian of his graduating class, 26-year-old Sean Wilson was beaming as he got in line with about 100 other men to receive his college diploma.
But this wasn’t a typical college graduation.Read More
Susan Sobel, ARC Ally, InsideOUT Writers (IOW) teacher and second-year law student at Seattle University, created Closer to the Cuts to lift the voices of incarcerated youth and change the narrative around criminal justice reform.Read More
Scott Budnick, producer of The Hangover series, put his Hollywood career on hold to start the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). It's a non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated young men and women transition back to life on the outside. Listen to the full radio interview by clicking play below.Read More
When California voters amended the state’s harsh three-strikes law in 2012, they ensured that nonviolent third offenses would no longer lead to life sentences.Read More
As he sits in the airport waiting for a flight, 22-year-old James Anderson talks about his life before, during and after incarceration with breathtaking candidness.
He runs through his teenage years spent in and around the San Fernando valley, revealing a catalogue of drug addiction, brutal physical abuse by his father...Read More
Today, Scott Budnick, the Founder and President of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance).Read More
Singer John Legend got behind the microphone at the Sacramento Convention Center on Monday, not to perform, but to advocate for social change.
"I don't want to live in a nation that criminalizes addiction and poverty," Legend said.Read More
Last month, I was honored to co-host an amazing and genuinely bipartisan summit on criminal-justice reform, along with my friends Van Jones, Donna Brazile, and Pat Nolan. Nearly 600 citizens from both parties came together to discuss real solutions for our country's failing incarceration system.Read More