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Racial Equity Resources 

Criminal Justice Inequity 

Understand the unfairness and injustice present in our criminal justice system. 



Diversion: A Hidden Key to Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice 

The Sentencing Project presents diverting youth from juvenile court involvement as a central focus for reducing racial and ethnic disparities as well as improving outcomes in the juvenile justice system. 


The Wisconsin Community Corrections Story 

Columbia University uses Wisconsin as a case study in examining racial disparities in justice systems due to the state’s large parole population, high revocation rates, and secure detention facility. 


How Did We Get Here? Wisconsin's Mass & Disparate Incarceration 

The State Bar of Wisconsin presents Professor Mary M. Prosser and Shannon Toole exploring the realities and costs of mass and disparate incarceration for Wisconsin residents and communities. 


How Black, White Americans Differ in Views of Criminal Justice System 

Fact Tank dives into a Pew Research Center survey sharing the differing views between Black and White Americans when it comes to criminal justice issues. 


Toward an Understanding of Structural Racism: Implications for Criminal Justice 

Stanford University’s science.org provides a psychological account for how Americans have come to tolerate a system so at odds with their professed egalitarian values. 




Titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Director Ava DuVernay’s documentary film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.” 


True Justice 

In an exploration of systemic racism in the criminal justice system, this documentary follows Alabama Attorney Bryan Stevenson’s efforts to create more fairness in the legal system. 


We Need to Talk About an Injustice 

Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Executive Director Bryan Stevenson reflects on his work in the criminal justice system in this TED Talk. 


70 Million 

This podcast addresses mass incarceration with reporters traveling nationwide and interviewing those directly impacted by the criminal justice system as well as those seeking to reverse its negative effects on people and communities. 


By Every Measure: Episode 2 - Criminal Justice System & Police 

Episode two of this six-part episodic podcast exploring systemic racism in various sectors of Milwaukee discusses criminal justice as well as reform efforts. 


Ear Hustle 

This was the first podcast entirely created and produced inside a prison. It takes listeners through life inside prison as well as stories from the outside and post-incarceration. 


John Legend On His Criminal Justice Activism 

In this National Public Radio Politics podcast, Singer John Legend discusses why he focuses on politics at the local level to bring change to the systemic racism in the criminal justice system. 


Justice in America 

Hosted by Josie Duffy Rice and Clint Smith, this podcast is for everyone interested in criminal justice reform covering a new issue every episode. 


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