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Retrospective Case Study Reveals the Impact of Phone Calls on Prisoners and Their Families

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“If you nurture a plant, it grows; if you comfort a loved one incarcerated, it encourages his awareness for being loved.” ‌A study conducted by the University of St. Thomas Community Justice Project Legal Clinic in 2013 found a simple phone call to a loved one from prison is like “a fistful of gold,” a lifeline to prisoners. Through this study, twenty-two men of the Power of People Leadership Institute were able to reflect back to their time while incarcerated and express their need for telephone calls as a “light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.” Since being released from prison, these men have served as leaders in the community.

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Lawyers of Color Names Levy-Pounds One of the Most Influential Law Professors in the U.S.

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University of St. Thomas School of Law Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds, Director of The Community Justice Project, is one of the most influential young minority law professors in the country, according to media and research company Lawyers of Color.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a Paradigm Shift in Public Education

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Prof. Levy-Pounds calls for a paradigm shift in public education in an article in Minn Post.

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KFAI Interview: Prison Phone Justice

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KFAI's Rico Morales talked with Dr. Tyner and Community Justice Project student, Terri Schmitz, about helping families stay in touch when someone is incarcerated.

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The Prison Phone Justice Team at the Racial Justice Rally

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Prison Phone Justice Team of the Community Justice Project attend at the Racial Justice Rally on March 5, 2014

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Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system

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Dr. Tyner and Teri Schmitz featured in a Start Tribune article, Rosenblum: Calls to reform unfair prison phone system on March 5.

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Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School

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Professor Levy-Pounds Speaks at the School to Prison Pipeline Protest and Rally at Central High School. See the story and video coverage.

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Dr. Tyner Serves as Panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum

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Dr. Tyner serves as a panelist at the ABA’s School to Prison Pipeline Town Hall Forum.

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Prof. Levy-Pounds recognized in the new generation of African-American leaders with a new fight

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Prof. Levy-Pounds, Director of the Community Justice Project, is recognized as a part of the 'new generation of African-American leaders' with a new fight here in the Twin Cities.

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Watch Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds' moving speech on the status of Martin Luther King's dream

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MLK's Dream: Where Are We Now? watch Prof. Levy-Pounds speak on and to Dr. Martin Luther King's dream

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Support Brotherhood Inc. on 2012 Give To The Max Day

Show your support for the Community Justice Project's cherished organization. Brotherhood, Inc's mission is to enable African-American youths and young adults to envision and achieve successful futures. 

Check out a promotional video for Brotherhood Inc. for 2012 Give To The Max Day:

Brotherhood Inc. Performs The Forgotten as the plenary performance for the 28th Annual Midwest Clinical Conference on Nov. 1, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUIngYaycAo