Van Jones-President and Co-Founder of #cut50, CNN Political Commentator and Former White House Special Advisor
Shaka Senghor-#cut50 Director of Strategy and Innovation, Writer, Mentor and Motivational Speaker
Currently, more than two million Americans are in prison, close to one out of every one hundred Americans. As a result, the federal government spends $80 billion each year on the incarceration industry while projects like improving our national infrastructure and educational systems continue to be drastically underfunded.
#Cut50, a national, bipartisan initiative co-founded by Van Jones, is working to safely and smartly reduce the American prison population by 50 percent over the next ten years. Hear from Van and Shaka Senghor, author of the memoir Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison, about why they believe that now is the perfect time to achieve meaningful criminal justice reform and how #cut50 plans to make it happen.
Join INFORUM for a timely, insightful and illuminating conversation about criminal justice reform in America.