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Criminal Justice

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

By | Criminal Justice

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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NC Lawmakers Should Raise the Age

By | Criminal Justice

Far too often, a teenager’s criminal conviction can end up ruining their lives—and costing North Carolina taxpayers millions. That’s because under current law, 16- and 17-year-olds are automatically tried as adults. This year, lawmakers have the chance to pass “Raise the Age” legislation that could make a huge difference in…

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

By | Criminal Justice

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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