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NowThis Exclusive: Formerly Incarcerated People Question Elizabeth Warren About Ending Mass Incarceration

By |September 6th, 2019|

In August, a group of formerly incarcerated people, including our Co-Executive Director Adnan Khan, met with Presidential Candidates to discuss justice reform. NowThis captured a part of their conversation. Watch the video here.


By |July 9th, 2019|

By James King "They're coming in the morning." No need to ask who. In prison, "they" are the guards, and since we'd been on lockdown for five days at the time, it was also obvious [...]

Paying My Debt

By |June 21st, 2019|

By Adnan Khan When I committed my crime, I realized I owed a debt to society. And in order for me to pay that debt, I was told to do two things, serve 25 years [...]

Changing Times

By |June 18th, 2019|

John, Sha, Emile, 2018 was a really good year. Tim, Earlonne, Muhhamed, Corey... I remember, when I first arrived on a maximum security prison yard in 2005, I never saw one person go home during [...]

“Cell” Phones

By |June 7th, 2019|

By Adnan Khan I’ve known Ben for about four years now. He’s very social, a clown at times but stays to himself or his small circle of friends for the most part. Ever since I’ve [...]

Restoring R. Kelly?

By |May 28th, 2019|

Recently, a friend slid me a copy of an op-ed about R. Kelly written by Dream Hampton, the creator of a recent docu-series about the famous singer, entitled Surviving R. Kelly. In her op-ed, Ms. Hampton takes note of what she perceives as a contradiction from the women...

Light v. Dark

By |January 22nd, 2019|

For as long as anyone can remember, a battle has waged in prisons, jails, and other incarcerated spaces between light and darkness. Not in the metaphorical, moral sense, but in the literal sense. Incarcerated spaces [...]

Let The Game Begin

By |January 8th, 2019|

The question almost always comes up around this time of year. First, the volunteers pause, as their inward struggle plays across their face. Is this question appropriate? Will asking it make him uncomfortable? Slowly, they [...]

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