“…I love seeing success and I just love seeing making a difference in the community.” Dot Scott, branch president of the NAACP in Charleston County, SC, reflects on working with many different stakeholders to make a difference in reducing the
“There is a recognition that the way we use jails…doesn’t make us safer.” Mecklenburg County public defender, Kevin Tully shares how his county is rethinking jails and the use of money in the pretrial process as part of the MacArthur
“It’s really about the individuals who are coming into the system. It’s treating people fairly in our justice system.” Domingo Corona, director of pretrial services in Pima County, Arizona talks about the benefits of being part of the Safety and
“We asked that fundamental question, who’s in the jail and why? And we were shocked by what we found.” Carol Contrada, county commissioner in Lucas County, OH talks about how her community has been rethinking how they use their jail
“I don’t want to fix one or two things within the system. I want to fix the system… entirely. We have to think big.” Manny Mejias, collaborative chair in Pima County, AZ, talks about how rethinking jails as part of
“We can not incarcerate ourselves out of problems,” says Sharon Woo, Chief Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco DA’s Office, as she talks about reform efforts in her County.