WNPR: Podcast of Malta Justice Initiative’s John Santa & Rev. Marilyn Kendrix on John Dankowsky’s Where We Live, Original Air Date: Mon, Mar. 2, 2015, 9 am
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Maybe It’s Time to Change Who We Put in Prison, By Betsy Kaplan. There’s been a massive shift toward incarceration in America since the 1980s, driven less by higher crime rates, but social and legal policies that disproportionately target racial and ethnic minorities, women and young offenders, often for non-violent offenses.
States and the federal government are starting to rethink these policies, often at the urging of local advocacy groups like the Malta Justice Initiative, a national group with deep roots in Connecticut.
This hour, we talk to them and others about how to improve the criminal justice system.
Marc Mauer – Executive Director of The Sentencing Project
Rev. Marilyn Kendrix – Associate Pastor for Faith Formation for The Church of the Redeemer in New Haven
John Santa – former CEO of Santa Energy and Chairman of the Malta Justice Initiative
Kennard Ray – Regional Policy Director at Rock United and ex-offender
Cindy – ex -offender and recovering addict