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  • May 22, 2018 WCNY
    Capitol Pressroom: Alisa Wellek and Khalil Cumberbatch

    Alisa Wellek, Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, and Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society, explain how shortening the maximum sentence for Class A misdemeanors by one day can have a big impact on immigrants across New York.

  • March 06, 2018 The National Reentry Resource Center
    For the Record: A Podcast Featuring Candid Conversations about Criminal Record Clearance—Episode 1

    Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy, discusses his experiences living with a criminal record and receiving a gubernatorial pardon, as well as his current efforts as a criminal justice reform advocate and his vision for the future.

  • January 31, 2018 WSKG
    Perpetual Punishment, The Collateral Consequences Of Life With A Criminal Record

    When someone’s past criminal record is made public, what’s the impact on that individual? WSKG's radio report explores the difficulties faced by those with justice involvement.

  • December 07, 2017 WFUV
    Fresh Starts: Life After Prison

    New York City is looking at a "jails to jobs" initiative to reduce recidivism, but finding employment is often difficult for those who have spent time behind bars. This episode of WFUD's Cityscape program features Dr. David Ores, who runs a program to remove visible gang and prison tattoos, as well as Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President of the Fortune Society.

  • October 27, 2017 John Jay PRI
    Reentry Radio: A Place to Call Home

    This three-part series, featuring speakers and panels from an event held in conjunction with the John Jay College Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), explores the issues surrounding housing access and support for people with criminal justice system involvement.

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