Post Tagged with: "criminal justice"

ELLIE STAAB FOR THE HOYA | Panelists discussed free speech rights of incarcerated Americans at an event in Gaston Hall on Tuesday.

Panelists Advocate Protection of Free Speech Rights in Prisons

Fostering connections between incarcerated people and the outside world must be a key feature of criminal justice reform, panelists agreed at a discussion on the free speech rights of incarcerated Americans on Tuesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Prisons and Justice Initiative and Georgetown’s Free Speech Project, was titled[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Rapper Meek Mill advocated for criminal justice reform based on his own experiences with the system at an event Wednesday. Mill was released from prison in April after serving five months of a two- to four-year sentence. He criticized the criminal justice system for discriminating against minorities and protecting wealthy white men

Meek Mill: Justice System Protects White Men

The U.S. criminal justice system protects wealthy white men, rapper Meek Mill said at an event Wednesday night in Lohrfink Auditorium. Mill, a Philadelphia native, was first arrested in 2007 for possession of drugs and an unlicensed firearm, and was sentenced to prison two years later. Mill was released on[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Georgetown Students freed Valentino Dixon, a man imprisoned for over 26 years for murder. The students were a part of Professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 Prison Reform Project seminar.

GU Students Free Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

A team of Georgetown undergraduate students and professors helped exonerate Valentino Dixon, who spent 26 years in prison after being found guilty of murder, on Sept. 19. Three undergraduate students in professor Marc Howard’s spring 2018 “Prison Reform Project” seminar assisted with the case, unearthing new evidence that led to[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

BOISVERT: Searching for Justice in Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a place where time stands still. In December 2017, I travelled to Guantanamo, the U.S. Naval base home to the United States’ most notorious detention center, as a nongovernmental organization observer through the Center on National Security and the Law. The purpose of the trip, organized[Read More…]

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Criminal justice experts said reform is necessary in the U.S. prison labor system.

Criminal Justice Experts Advocate Prison Labor Reforms

The prison labor system must be reformed to combat prison recidivism and include basic minimum wage rights, said a panel of ex-offenders and criminal justice experts at an event Tuesday. Criminal justice reform advocate Sekwan Merritt and journalist Chandra Bozelko spoke to the benefits of their jobs in prison. They[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
OLSON: With Simpson’s Release, Reigniting Crucial Discussions

OLSON: With Simpson’s Release, Reigniting Crucial Discussions

Nine years after being convicted for armed robbery and kidnapping in 2007, O.J. Simpson was granted parole on July 20, effective as early as October. During his stint in prison, Simpson has reportedly been a model inmate: He is courteous to his guards, helps lead a Baptist ministry group and[Read More…]

by August 9, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

FLEMING-KLINK: Criminal Justice Reform, One Box at a Time

For those seeking to enact criminal justice reform and policies aimed at increasing the chances of employment for ex-offenders, referred to as returning citizens, there exist particular policies normally discussed as ‘banning-the-box’. Such policies require employers to remove the box on employment forms that applicants are asked to check if[Read More…]

by June 22, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
March2Justice Culminates in Rally on National Mall

March2Justice Culminates in Rally on National Mall

March2Justice, a 250-mile march that began in New York City on April 13 campaigning for criminal justice legislation reform in the United States, culminated in a rally on the National Mall Tuesday, April 21. Hundreds of marchers delivered a “Justice Package” to Congress containing three pieces of legislation to encourage[Read More…]

by April 24, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top