criminal justice

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Valerie Castile & Deneal Trueblood

I am tired of the lip service. Let’s do this.

  • 02/25/2021
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The Value of After-school Programs

“We are calling on lawmakers, businesses and others in Minnesota to help us make after-school programs more available to young people and families.”

  • 01/29/2021
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Caught in the Crossfire of the War on Drugs

This is an excerpt of an article published in Minnesota Women’s Press in August 1999, by reporter Patty Marsicano, which appears in “35 Years of Minnesota Women.

  • 12/23/2020
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We Are All Criminals

Baxter’s juxtaposition of photographs and stories reveals how much race and privilege affect which future a person might have after making a mistake. As she reveals, we are all criminals; some simply get penalized differently than others, and are restricted from growing past their mistakes.

  • 10/01/2018
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Breaking the Pipeline

In the male-dominated criminal justice field, Anika Bowie stands out. She represents the Minneapolis NAACP as co-chair of the criminal justice reform committee and

  • 04/01/2018

2014 Changemaker: Erica Gerrity and Isis Rising

Building a coalition to pass legislation to support pregnant women and new mothers in Minnesota prisons and jails

  • 12/02/2015

Lt. Kim Lund: ‘Get into your neighbors’ business’

“Be the one to make the call [and report suspected abuse]. Don’t assume that someone else will do it.”

  • 01/02/2015

Sarah Walker is a sociologist-turned-advocate-turned-lobbyist-turned-reformer

“If you have not received adequate education, adequate mental health services, you face racial discrimination – all of those cumulative disparities come together in the criminal justice system.”

  • 02/02/2014

Deborah Jiang Stein’s unPrison Project

“Do you think I’m weak? It takes real strength to say that you need help.”

  • 11/02/2012

2010 Changemaker: The Reentry Clinic

“We’re here to stabilize and support people in the choices they make. … be supportive but also hold people accountable.”

  • 12/02/2010