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July 2, 2019

Trauma Informed Services to End Mass Incarceration

Sammy A. Nuñez was born into deep poverty in an abusive household. One of his earliest memories includes waking up to his mother’s blood dripping on his face as his step father beat her. This life…
Sammy's Case
July 2, 2019

Why Does the U.S. Prosecute and Incarcerate Children as Adults?

At the age of 15, Frankie Guzman was arrested for robbery. He had no prior criminal record. Frankie’s friend, a young person of 16, was arrested with him and, with one prior arrest on his record (for…
Frankie's Case
May 28, 2019

Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration for Women

Vonya Quarles survived what she calls “generational incarceration” — as a granddaughter, daughter, and mother of incarcerated people. During her young adult life, Vonya experienced addiction, homelessness, and subsequent time in prison. Like many others,…
Vonya’s Case

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