Commentary

“I was totally ignorant about…the criminal justice system, the courts or prisons.”

When my late son,* Damon Anthony Moyler, was incarcerated in various New York State prisons for most of the 80s and 90s, I was totally ignorant about the workings of the criminal justice system, the courts, or prisons. In retrospect, I should have questioned why most of the other visitors to Attica, Auburn, Elmira and… Continue reading “I was totally ignorant about…the criminal justice system, the courts or prisons.”

Criminal Justice News

A criminal justice good-news story you should know about

In April 2018, I attended the Equal Justice Initiative's Peace and Justice Summit in Montgomery, Alabama. I was pumped about hearing from frontline criminal justice advocates, including Michelle Alexander, Senator Cory Booker, and Anne Deavere Smith. I wasn't disappointed. Their message: continue the fight to reform our broken criminal justice system one community at a… Continue reading A criminal justice good-news story you should know about