President Obama visited Newark one month ago to discuss issues in criminal justice, specifically the overcrowding of prisons, taxpayers’ expense, the challenges in rehabilitation, and the struggles prisoners face after being released. His visit was part of a White House initiative to break the cycle of mass incarceration, and decrease recidivism among formerly incarcerated prisoners returning […]
On a rainy Tuesday in March of 2004, after more than ten years of drug dealing, stealing, and illegal gambling, JT found himself facing arrest after getting caught with an empty cocaine bag. On that same day, JT decided that it was time to make a change in his life.
If you take a walk through the five sprawling campuses of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, you’ll see much of what you’d expect from a world class learning institution—state-of-the-art labs and historic campus building, student centers filed with cafes and student lounges, and busy students bustling from class to class, laptops and smartphones in hand. New Brunswick […]