The Prison, The Mohawk, and the Two-Sided Coin

Lenore Anderson of Alliance for Safety and Justice gives a Ted X talk at Ironwood State Prison in California.


Lenore Anderson, 2016 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards

Lenore Anderson and Aswad Thomas of Alliance for Safety and Justice talk about the movement to replace prison waste with new safety priorities in California.


New safety priorities

Robert Rooks from Alliance for Safety and Justice on how we can invest in new safety priorities rooted in prevention and health by taking waste out of the criminal justice system.


Listen to crime survivors

We need a system that listens to community. That begins by listening to crime survivors and what safety means to them, says Robert Rooks from Alliance for Safety and Justice.


It’s time to organize

Robert and DaMareo describe how to organize and build coalitions for new safety priorities.


That person is gone

Prison takes its toll on individuals, families, and communities. DaMareo from Akron shares the impact it has had on his cousin.


Invest in treatment

From his work in Miami, Wayne knows that communities need mental health and substance abuse treatment, not prison waste.


Most harmed, least supported

Communities of color are the most harmed by crime and incarceration, but the least supported by today’s criminal justice system. Robert Rooks from Alliance for Safety and Justice explains.


Easy way out

The U.S. spends $80 billion each year on incarceration but communities need crime prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and victim support. Instead of wasteful prison spending, crime survivors Rick and Dorothy want new safety priorities rooted in community health.


Mark Ghaly

Mark Ghaly: Pediatrician and public health advocate on reallocating prison spending to mental health and substance abuse treatment.