Tag Archives: Prison reform

Obama Eases Prisoner Re-Entry to Society

Washington, D.C. U.S. President Barack Obama is taking steps Monday to ease the path of inmates being released from prisons across the country to find new jobs and subsidized housing. Alcatraz Island prison cells. Photo: Wikipedia. Obama plans to visit a residential drug-treatment center in Newark, New Jersey, to focus on efforts to help those […]

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Obama Announces 46 Commutations: “America Is a Nation of 2nd Chances”

Washington, D.C.  As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I’m well acquainted with how federal sentencing practices can, in too many instances, lead nonviolent drug offenders to spend decades, if not life, in prison. Now, don’t get me wrong, many people are justly punished for causing harm and perpetuating violence in our […]

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Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform thru Osborne

 By Jim Luce and Alana Galloway  New York, N.Y.  As a high school student and Luce Leader 2015, part of the J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership program, I have become very interested in the topics of teen suicide, child trafficking, and prison reform.  One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that […]

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NYS Prisons: Scrapheaps or Repair Shops?

New York, N.Y. A staggering two million children have one or more parents incarcerated in the United States. New York State — with the fifth highest population of incarcerated men and women in the nation — has an exemplary organization that works in partnership with individuals, families, and communities to offer support. Named after its founder eighty years […]

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Osborne Association’s Lighting the Way Breakfast Comments

New York, N.Y.   At a June fundraising breakfast on Park Avenue, over 600 prominent New Yorkers heard stories from people who were once locked up – far from the comforts of the Upper East Side.  The audience also heard from family members who were left behind when their loved one was incarcerated.  Recently our foundation‘s team and I attended […]

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Skadden Hosts 12th Annual J. Luce Foundation Year End Celebration

The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. Invites you to our 12th Annual Year-End Champagne Reception Hosted by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP With Orphans International Worldwide, Inc. In support of our communications platform The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness In Honor of Luce Leaders in their Teens Isaac J. Kassin, J. Luce Foundation […]

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Riveting Speech on Prison Reform from Experience

New York, N.Y.  I was fortunate to be invited to The Osborne Association’s 2012 Annual Lighting the Way Breakfast recently where I heard attorney Elizabeth Gaynes present the following speech.  Liz is the executive director of the Osborne Association, an 80-year-old nonprofit that has pioneered programs that empower individuals with current or previous involvement in […]

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