#Cut50 Aims to Halve Prison Population in 10 Years

Published by EducationNews.org — Is record-breaking mass incarceration, mainly of men of color, really okay with most Americans? Photo: cut50.org — Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Van Jones and Newt Gingrich. Van Jones is the President and co-founder of Dream Corps, a Civil Rights advocacy group.  Jones got his law degree from Yale, writes best-selling books, has servedContinue reading “#Cut50 Aims to Halve Prison Population in 10 Years”

What Does Mass Incarceration Say About American Democracy?

Published by EducationNews.org — How we chose to build up the largest prison population in the world. America’s torrid love affair with jails and prisons is hardly breaking news.  Since the late 1990s, academics called for the end of mass incarceration because their data revealed shameful racial disparities.  Fat lot of good it’s done.  Now we’re upContinue reading “What Does Mass Incarceration Say About American Democracy?”

What Is International Restorative Justice Week?

Published by EducationNews.org — The U.S. is lagging the developed world on this issue. Internationally, the Restorative Justice community set aside November 17-24 to celebrate the power of Restoration.  Of the many sites offering resources on this topic, I recommend Canada’s, for a start. But what is Restorative Justice? Well, crudely, it’s an alternative to the justiceContinue reading “What Is International Restorative Justice Week?”