Josh interviews Erin Haney of the REFORM Alliance about the ongoing prison crisis in Mississippi
Erin Haney is the Policy Director at REFORM Alliance and Senior Counsel at #cut50. Prior to her political work, she was as an indigent defense attorney specializing in the death penalty.
Notes from Episode 75 Erin Haney
Unfortunately, two more people have died in Mississippi prisons since we recorded this episode. This means there have been 21 deaths in the last two months in Mississippi prisons.
#cut50 is an organization working to reduce the prison population by 50% before 2030.
The REFORM Alliance was created as a reaction to the long dramatic history of Meek Mill’s struggle with probation in Pennsylvania.
REFORM and ROC Nation have been involved in trying to get real change to happen in the Mississippi DOC. They helped to initiate the lawsuit that Erin and I are discussing here.
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