In this episode of Justice in the Balance, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian offers his impassioned response to George Floyd’s killing and the intensity of the public reaction, describes the
COVID-19 has had an outsized impact on the health and safety of our prison populations and all those who are connected to them, from families to security guards to staff.
Executive Director Leon Smith, and Deputy Director Sana Fadel describe the work of Citizens for Juvenile Justice on behalf of Massachusetts youth, work that includes advocacy, coalition building, research, and
Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan addresses a number of important topics in a wide-ranging interview. She warns of COVID-19-related scams targeting people (especially elders) around bogus cures and CARES
Lois Ahrens, Founding Director of The Real Cost of Prisons Project, takes us behind the walls of our state penal institutions to focus on the particular risks faced by prisoners,
Suffolk University Sociology professor Susan Sered studies populations that are particularly vulnerable in “normal” circumstances, and particularly so under current conditions. In this episode of Justice in the Balance, Professor
In this episode of Justice in the Balance, Neil Osborne from the Mystic Valley branch of the NAACP dissects the historical roots and contemporary effects of voter suppression among populations
ACMi Goes to Jail It’s not every day that the viewing public has a chance to see the inside of a county jail, which we bring you in this visit
A moderated discussion between Josephine Bolling McCall, whose father was lynched in Lowndes County Alabama in 1947, and Rose Zoltek-Jick, professor and Associate Director of the Civil Rights and Restorative
Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan visits ACMi’s Studio A to discuss a variety of issues, including the APD’s response to the controversial comments made by one of its Lieutenants in
Prison reform advocate and MASC (Massachusetts Against Solitary Confinement) Coordinator, Cassandra Bensahih, sat down with us to talk about her role in changing the quality of life for incarcerated people.
A “Celebration of Progress Towards Justice” was hosted by the Mass Incarceration Working Group (MIWG) of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington. The event celebrated the 5th anniversary of
Rahsaan Hall, the ACLU-MA’s Racial Justice Director, was the featured speaker at the “Celebration of Progress Towards Justice” event hosted by the Mass Incarceration Working Group (MIWG) of the First
Yoshada Kwaning (EPOCA Community Outreach Coordinator) and Charles A. McNeill are two active members of EPOCA- Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement. We met with them to learn more