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Locking Up Our Own

This path-breaking book investigates the consequences of the 1970s “War on Crime” and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of America’s criminal justice system.

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Pretrial Justice: A Report on Cash Bail

This report, produced in partnership with the University of Minnesota, unpacks problems in Minnesota’s bail system and points to opportunities for reform.

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Cherise Fanno Burdeen

Cherise Fanno Burdeen, the CEO of the Pretrial Justice Institute, has spent more than 20 years working to improve public safety policies and practices around the country. Chanda and Cherise talk about how the time is ripe to reform our nation’s pretrial practices.

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Yusef Salaam

Dr. Yusef Salaam was just 15-years-old when he, along with four others, was wrongfully convicted in the 1989 Central Park jogger case. He spent nearly seven years in prison. Chanda sat down with Yusef for a one-on-one conversation about the power of owning your narrative, the scars of lost time, and how to get up and move forward after being knocked down.

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Wanda Johnson and Ron Davis

10 years ago, Wanda Johnson’s son, Oscar Grant, was fatally shot by a police officer at a BART station in Oakland, California. Since his tragic death, Wanda has been fighting for police reform to ensure that all police officers are properly trained. Together with Ron Davis, she has been working to help bridge the gap between police and community.

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When They See Us

Based on the true story of the Central Park Five, Ava DuVernay’s gripping miniseries explores the lives and families of five Harlem teens who were wrongfully convicted of a brutal assault in 1989.

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A Gathering with Yusef Salaam

In 2019, the Minneapolis Foundation hosted a talk by Dr. Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five in the notorious Central Park jogger case. He was joined by a panel of Minnesota's top law enforcement officials, including Attorney General Keith Ellison, Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington, and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

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Live! with Yusef Salaam

As one of the Central Park Five, Dr. Yusef Salaam spent nearly seven years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. His story has re-entered national conversation as Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix miniseries tells the story of this important and controversial case. At this live morning event, Chanda and Yusef sat down to talk about his story, his thoughts about the criminal justice system, and his hopes for the future.

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Valerie Castile

Valerie Castile was thrown into the national spotlight after her son, Philando Castile, was shot and killed by a police officer. Now the CEO and President of the Philando Castile Relief Foundation, Valerie talks to Chanda about how she’s channeling her grief into good, her approach to philanthropy, and keeping her son’s legacy alive.

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Conversations with Chanda

Conversations with Chanda unpacks complex topics that matter. Our past guests have experienced wrongful incarceration, lived through the murder of loved ones at the hands of police, and are striving to reform the criminal justice system. We invite you to listen to these real-life perspectives, expand your own knowledge, and become part of the movement for change.

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