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Reforming The Prison System: Shaka Senghor & #Cut50

Reforming The Prison System: Shaka Senghor & #Cut50

May 18, 2015-- Convicted of the murder of a fellow drug dealer, Shaka Senghor spent seven of his 19 years in prison in solitary confinement -- a bare six by eight-foot cell. Today he leads a new initiative to transform the justice system by cutting the U.S. prison population in half by 2025. His message of personal and political transformation provides us with an opportunity to question the enormous costs of caging the human spirit. (10784 reads)

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