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La Cole Archuletta

La Cole has more than 30 years of experience in corrections, having worked in both male and female prisons, community corrections, and parole. She held various management positions and oversaw residential community corrections programs including specialized programs such as therapeutic community, youthful offenders, boot camp, and a work release program in a county jail. She … Continued

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Photographer: betto rodrigues Source: Shutterstock Los Angeles, CA - July 12, 2016 - Black lives matter protestor crying during march on City Hall following ruling on LAPD fatal shooting of African American female Redel Jones. Photographer: Charles Deluvio Source: Unsplash Source: iStock Photographer: Mikhail Olykainen Source: Shutterstock Photographer: Barbara Kinney Source: Emerson Collective Oakland, California: Homecoming Project … Continued

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The need for abolitionist feminism

Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages. Angela Davis In observing Women's History Month, we want to name the fact that … Continued

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Food in Prison

It is time to re-examine the message we are currently sending to and about some of the most vulnerable members of our society through the prison food experience. Food is an integral part of the human experience.  Sitting down to a meal is part of being human, and sharing good food with others connects us. … Continued

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Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center advancing new ideas and solutions for justice reform. Impact Justice was founded in 2015 on an idea: to create an organization that would imagine, innovate, and accept absolutely nothing about the status quo of our current justice system. We know the problems: too many people locked … Continued

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Honoring Black History Month and pursuing a just future

You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself. James Baldwin For almost 200 years in the United States, racism was codified in our laws and court decisions and … Continued

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Mica Astion

Mica Astion is a senior program associate for the PREA Resource Center (PRC). Much of Mica’s past work has been focused on sexual and domestic/intimate partner violence research. During her previous employment with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Boston Police Department, and most recently, Abt Associates, Mica’s research portfolio included … Continued

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sujatha baliga

sujatha baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to crime survivors and people who have caused harm. She speaks publicly and inside prisons about her own experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness. A former victim advocate and public defender in New York and New Mexico, sujatha was … Continued