Josh interviews Nicholas Turner, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice

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My Guest: Nicholas Turner

A picture of Josh Hoe with Nichilas Turner, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice taken after their interview at the 2019 Smart on Crime Innovatiosn conference in New York City

Nicholas Turner is the President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice. Under his leadership, Vera is pursuing core priorities of ending the misuse of jails, transforming conditions of confinement, and ensuring that justice systems more effectively serve America’s growing minority communities. Prior to  his work at Vera, Nick was both a managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation and an associate in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison


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Notes From Episode 69

We were invited to the third annual Smart on Crime Innovations Conference 2019. The conference was held in New York City on September 24th and 25th. Any sound from the conference was courtesy of the Center for American Progress, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

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