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Ronald Pierce, Formerly Incarcerated, Now an Advocate of Voting Rights for Those with Criminal Convictions

Thirty years. Eight months. Fourteen days. That’s how much time out of his 30-to-life sentence Ronald Pierce served in New Jersey’s maximum security prisons before being paroled.

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Juvenile Justice Conference Attracts Statewide Audience to RU-N

In 2013, Paul Boxer applied for an Excellence in Violence Prevention grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

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Mayor Baraka, Senator Booker, and Congressman Payne Announce $1 Million "Second Chance" Grant

Three-year partnership between City and Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice will target re-entering ex-offenders who are highest risk for being involved in homicide; Newark Reentry Initiative will use data

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RU-N Attends Second Chance Pell Pilot Program’s Inaugural Convening

Representatives from Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), the New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC), and Raritan Valley Community College traveled to Washington, DC, on July 19, 2016, to attend the inaugural convening

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President Obama Calls for Justice System Changes During Visit to Rutgers

When President Obama visited Rutgers Law School, he called on changes to the criminal justice system and the way former offenders are treated – including offering support services for people once they’re released from in

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