Month: March 2016

Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America – Won students at a Phoenix High School national recognition

Metropolitan Arts Institute is a private charter High School focused on the arts.  The School’s filmmaking classes produced the top two winners of StudentCam 2016 for the Western region. Mock-Zubia and her partner in the project, Sophia Taglienti, wrote, shot and edited a documentary titled Rethinking Reform: Prisons in America.  The film explores the issue …

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National Reentry Week, April 24-30, 2016

National Reentry Week, April 24-30, 2016 “Under the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice has taken major steps to make our criminal justice system more fair, more efficient, and more effective at reducing recidivism and helping formerly incarcerated individuals contribute to their communities. An important part of that task is preparing those who have paid …

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For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope

Drayton Witt helps his daughter, Ellie Mae Justice Witt, up the jungle gym at Rio Vista Community Park (Photo by Erica L. Lang/Cronkite News) For Arizona’s wrongfully convicted, life after prison brings hardship and hope By Erica L. Lang | Cronkite News | POSTED: Mar 3, 2016 For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days …

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