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Solvable

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Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, hosted by Ronald Young Jr., will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solv… read more

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Mass Incarceration is Solvable

Insha Rahman is the director of strategy and new initiatives at the Vera Institute of Justice. She believes that mass incarceration is solvable. 

At Vera, Rahman’s work is focused on prosecutorial reform, bail, and decarceration, with an emphasis on developing advocacy-related strategies and accountability. Prior to Vera, Rahman worked as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders. She currently serves on the boards of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and the New York State Appellate Division's Indigent Defense Organization Oversight Committee.

Here are a few of the resources mentioned in this episode:

13th, Ava Duvernay

Locking Up Our Own, by James Foreman

Solitary, by Albert Woodfox

How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform, March/April 2014, Mother Jones

Prison reform: A smart way for states to save money and lives, January 2011, Washington Post

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