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‘The Justice System in Its Current Form Destroys Families’: Weldon Angelos Talks Life After Serving More Than a Decade of a 55-Year Sentence

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A year ago, Weldon Angelos was released from prison after serving nearly 13 years of a 55-year sentence. Today, he’s leading the movement for criminal justice reform in the United States. Weldon’s story about facing over-criminalization and injustice is well-known. He was arrested for selling marijuana while in possession of…

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This State Needed Criminal Justice Reform More Than Any Other. Now It’s Here.

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For years, Louisiana has held the distinction of being the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world. Thanks to a bipartisan criminal justice reform package just signed into law, that may soon change. Lousiana’s “Justice Reinvestment” laws will streamline penalties,…

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SXSW: Rappers + Politics + Business = Stellar Discussion About the Brutal Truth of Our Broken Criminal Justice System

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The Charles Koch Institute working with Generation Opportunity hosted a panel on the bleak state of our current criminal justice system last weekend at SXSW 2017. This panel brought together some unlikely allies – rapper Snoop Dogg, music producer Weldon Angelos, and Koch Industries’ Mark Holden – to speak to…

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