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Should Convicted Murderers Get A Second Chance?

Shaka Senghor was convicted of second-degree murder and served 19 years in prison. He sat down with AJ+’s Dena Takruri to talk about why our criminal justice system needs to be less about punishment and more about rehabilitation. You can check out Shaka Senghor’s new book, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison,” here: http://www.beyondprisons.org/

Mass Incarceration: Why Does The U.S. Jail So Many People?

The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. With 2.2 million people behind bars, and millions more on probation or parole, 1 in 35 American adults is caught up in the prison system. AJ+ teamed up with The Marshall Project to examine why.

#BlackLivesMatter Co-Creator On The New Civil Rights Movement

Ferguson sparked a new national movement that’s sweeping across the U.S. And it’s young people leading the charge. They’re demanding the end to what they see as systemic racism in law enforcement that targets black people. Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, tells Dena Takruri who these activists are and the tactics they’re using to get what they want.