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Center For Prison Reform CPR Newsletter
November 20, 2014
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With the midterm elections behind him and a heavily partisan legislature unable to put reforms on his desk, find out why President Obama could be the only man in the United States with the ability to fix mass incarceration. On the West Coast, learn about California's fight to keep low risk prisoners behind bars - and part of their inmate workforce.

The Marshall Project went live in New York City this past weekend, providing another outlet for criminal justice news, ideas, and other ambitious projects. Also, read about how the Koch brothers and George Soros are in agreement on the need for reforms, as well as others who have blurred their political lines in favor of change.

In our video of the week, enjoy a recap of some of the most newsworthy prison reform stories in recent memory, as RT's Breaking the Set dedicates an entire show to the key issues in the system.

Want to be involved? Join our next weekly national call on November 26th from 2-2:30PM EST. Ring (605) 562-3140 and type in code 408388#.

Edwina Rogers
Edwina Rogers
Edwina Rogers
Executive Director
Center For Prison Reform

Mass incarceration

One Man Can Fix Mass Incarceration


With executive power on his side and authority over the Justice Department, President Obama could be the catalyst for reforms being called for across the country.
The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project Goes Live


After several months of preparation, this nonprofit news operation is online and focused on the latest developments, insights and opinions in criminal justice.
Bipartisan reform

Prison Reforms Appealing to Both Political Parties


Why is the latest round of proposed reforms attracting legislators from both sides of the aisle? See why polar opposites are coming together.
California fights for cheap inmate labor

California fights to keep inmate labor


Low inmate wages saved the state over one billion dollars last year as prisoners found themselves fighting intense wildfires for reduced sentences.
Breaking the Set

Video of the Week


How do foreigners see America's JPay, the gateway to often overpriced prison services to inmates? Russia's show "Breaking the Set" comments on this and other prison reform topics.






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