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Jesse Lava's Profile

I'm director of the Beyond Bars campaign at Brave New Foundation. Through short videos and social media, we aim to curb our country's reliance on mass incarceration in favor of a commitment to rehabilitation, crime prevention, and strong communities.

Diaries published: 7 (564 days since last diary on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 06:28 PM PST)

Comments posted: 11 (564 days since last comment on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 06:28 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 62

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?, 55 comments, 27 recommends

People Following Jesse Lava: 2

Jesse Lava's Most Recent Diaries:

Eric Amparan likes the system the way it is now. As a bail bondsman, he's part of an industry that pulls in $2 billion in revenue every year. Eric lays out how he profits off of financial ...
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:35 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Frankie Barton's son has Hepatitis C. It's treatable, but she says the for-profit Corizon Prison Health Management has skimped on giving him the proper treatment while he's incarcerated. 
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 05:32 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Co-authored by Sarah Solon, Communications Strategist at the ACLU While the two of us were writing this blog post, we called each other twice. Our organizations -- the ACLU and Brave New Foundation -
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 09:24 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Next week, it will be 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech. He railed then against "the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination," contending that ...
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 01:31 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) says federal aid to his home state after the tornado should be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. We'll see how well the ideological integrity holds up if offsets aren'...
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
By now you've probably heard about Kiera Wilmot , the 16-year-old Florida girl who botched a science experiment with a plastic bottle and toilet cleaner. The bottle ended up exploding, and though no ...
by Jesse Lava
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 11:53 AM PDT with 27 Recommends

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