#Criminal Justice Reform

  • Article: How This Activist Pushed to End Cash Bail in New York — and Why He's Not Done Fighting

    How This Activist Pushed to End Cash Bail in New York — and Why He's Not Done Fighting

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 9, 2019

    When Marvin Mayfield got out of prison, he decided he needed to change himself — and the system. Read more

  • Article: 6 Myths About Cash Bail Reform, Debunked

    6 Myths About Cash Bail Reform, Debunked

    By Daniele Selby|Sept. 9, 2019

    Eliminating the cash bail system does not mean that communities will become less safe. Read more

  • Feature: After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

    After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

    By Daniele Selby|May 17, 2019

    Lawrence Bartley was released on parole last year after serving 27 years and two months in prison. Read more

  • Feature: How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'

    How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'

    By Daniele Selby|May 16, 2019

    Michael 'Zaki' Smith lost his job last year because of a crime he committed almost two decades ago. Read more

  • Feature: How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day

    How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day

    By Daniele Selby|May 13, 2019

    National Bail Out helped pay bail for those who couldn’t afford their freedom. Read more

  • Feature: This Woman Spent Last Mother's Day in Jail. This Year, She's Bailing Moms Out.

    This Woman Spent Last Mother's Day in Jail. This Year, She's Bailing Moms Out.

    By Daniele Selby|May 10, 2019

    Tiara Moore’s bail was set at $100,000. Read more

  • Article: Why Activists Say New York's Cash Bail Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough

    Why Activists Say New York's Cash Bail Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough

    By Daniele Selby|April 9, 2019

    The bill passed on March 31 ends cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent crimes. Read more

  • Article: Usher Calls on New York to End Cash Bail and Set an Example for the US
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    Usher Calls on New York to End Cash Bail and Set an Example for the US

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 11, 2019

    On any given day, 16,000 people are in jail because they cannot afford to make bail. Read more