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Lettisha Boyd Alvaro Cumberbatch
Ronald Day Glenn Martin
Khalil Muhammad Vivian Nixon
Scott Ochs Manuel Oliveras
Gary "Chango" Reese Alan Rosenthal
Henry Smith Susan Strum
Jeremy Travis anonymous

Lettisha Boyd, incarcerated 16 years, community organizer, college & community fellowship, attending CUNY School of Professional Studies

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Alvaro Cumberbatch, incareated 6.5 years, Academic Counselor, College Initiative, MSW student, Lehman College

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Ronakd Day, incarerated 15 years, Program Coordinator, The Osborne Association, PhD Student, CUNY Grad Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Glenn Martin, Incarcerated 6 years, Vice President of Development & Public Affaits, The Fortune Society

Glenn E. Martin is currently the Vice President of Development and Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to the successful reentry and reintegration of individuals with criminal histories. In these roles, Mr. Martin is responsible for developing and advancing Fortune's criminal justice policy advocacy agenda and providing leadership over the agency's Development and Communication Units.

Mr. Martin began his career at the Legal Action Center (LAC), eventually serving as Co-Director of LAC's National H.I.R.E. Network (HIRE), a national project dedicated to eliminating barriers to employment for jobseekers with criminal records. Mr. Martin is a 2011-2012 Americas Leaders of Change Urban Justice Fellow and a member of the Board of the NY Foundation. He also currently serves on the NYC Council Task Force to End Gun Violence, NYS Executive Work for Success Committee, NYS Executive Reentry Housing Committee, NYS Reentry Task Force, the Steering Committee of Reentry.net, the Correction Committee of the NYC Bar Association (adjunct), the Policy Committee of Interfaith Coalition of Advocates for Reentry and Employment (ICARE), the Employment Working Group of the NYC Discharge Planning Initiative, and the Board of Directors of the College and Community Fellowship.

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Khalil Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD, is the Director of the The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library. Mr. Muhammad is a former professor of African-American history at Indiana University and the author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. The Condemnation of Blackness won the American Studies Association John Hope Franklin Publication Prize and was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of Transition Magazine, published by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.

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Vivian Nixon, Incarerated 3.5 years, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship

Rev. Vivian Nixon is the Executive Director of the Community and College Fellowship (CCF), an innovative organization that enables formerly incarcerated women to access higher education and leadership development skills that lead to economic security. CCF is unique in helping formerly incarcerated women to acquire education at the college level and beyond.

Rev. Nixon is herself a graduate of CCF. Under her direction, nearly 400 formerly incarcerated women have received services to support their quests for higher education and personal development. Program participants have completed more than 200 college degrees ranging from associate's degrees to doctorates. Less than 2% of the program participants have had subsequent criminal justice involvement. Rev. Nixon's leadership on educational issues includes co-founding the Education from the Inside/Out CoalitionĀ  (EIO) a group chaired by CCF and the Fortune Society's David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy to (among other things) restore eligibility for Pell Grants among people in prison.

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Scott Ochs, Chair, Criminal Justuce Program, Tompkins Cortland Community College

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Manuel Oliveras, Incarerated 17 years, Playwriting Fellow, The Public Theater, Outreach Worker, Common Ground

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Gary "Chango" Reese, Incarerated 10 years, Applying to CUNY, 2013

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Alan Rosenthal, Co-Director of Justice Strategies, CCA

Alan Rosenthal is a criminal defense and civil rights attorney with over 28 years of experience. A graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, he has litigated cases involving police misconduct and violations of civil rights in both jails and prisons. He has lectured on such topics as "Race and the Criminal Justice System", "Race and the Juvenile Justice System", "Treatment Courts", "Community Justice", "The Prisons Industrial Complex" , "Police Misconduct Litigation" , "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions", "Working with a Criminal Record", "Sentencing Advocacy and Mitigation" and "Incarceration and Violence." He has drafted legislation on "Racial Profiling and Data Collection" and "Citizen Review Board."

As the Director of Justice Strategies, Alan undertook a study of race and the local criminal justice system for the Onondaga County Chapter of the NAACP and the Alliance Network. He has presented training for lawyers for both the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and New York State Defenders Association on sentencing, sentencing advocacy, and the collateral consequences of criminal convictions.

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Henry Smith, Incarerated 25 years, MSW Student, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

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Susan Strum, George M. Jaffin Professor of Law& Social Responsibility, Columbia Law School, Director, Center for Institutional & Social Change, Columbia University

Susan Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School. She has published numerous articles, case studies and books on "the architecture of inclusion," institutional change, transformative leadership, workplace equality, legal education, and inclusion and diversity in higher education. Her recent publications include: Scaling Up (2010); Negotiating Workplace Equality (2008); Conflict Resolution and Systemic Change (with Howard Gadlin, 2007); The Architecture of Inclusion: Advancing Workplace Equity in Higher Education (2006); Law's Role in Addressing Complex Discrimination (2005); Equality and the Forms of Justice (2004); Lawyers and the Practice of Workplace Equity (2002); Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach, (2001); and Who's Qualified? (with Lani Guinier, 2001).

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Jeremy Travis, President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Jeremy Travis is President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Since his appointment in 2004, President Travis has led a transformation of John Jay College. He earned a JD, cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, and an MPA from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He received a BA, cum laude, in American Studies from Yale College.

He is the author of: But They All Come Back: Facing the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry (Urban Institute Press, 2005), co-editor (with Christy Visher) of Prisoner Reentry and Crime in America (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and co-editor (with Michelle Waul) of Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities (Urban Institute Press, 2003).

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Although this individual served only a 3-day sentence 29 years ago, he was informed by a lawyer that he could still be subject to firing from his corporate job

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