#cut50 works to cut crime and incarceration in all 50 states by translating local needs into smart safety solutions. We bring together unlikely allies—formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, community members, crime survivors, local elected officials, and law enforcement. By recognizing the humanity of those impacted, we can change laws in order to create safer streets and more peaceful neighborhoods.

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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
October 29, 2019 at 10:58 PM

HAPPENING NOW: Van Jones live in D.C.

Dream Corps     John – Right now, Van Jones and #cut50 are sharing the stage with Mother Jones and Ben & Jerry’s at Fighting for Justice (and Winning). Watch now Fighting for Justice (and Winning) is an opportunity to come face-to-face with some of the people leading…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
October 25, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Join Van Jones in D.C.

Dream Corps     John – We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this. We’re co-hosting an event with Mother Jones and Ben & Jerry’s in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday – and we want you to join us! Get tickets We want to make sure cost does not keep anyone out of the room! …
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
October 23, 2019 at 3:44 PM

What happened at the hearing

Dream Corps     At #cut50, we are committed to bringing people impacted by our mass incarceration crisis in proximity to the lawmakers who have the power to end it. That's why last week, when a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing of the First Step Act was called, we…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
October 9, 2019 at 10:56 PM

This bill was just signed into law

Dream Corps     This just in, John:  California Senate Bill 394, introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner, was officially signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom today!  This is a major victory for the thousands of children and families at risk of being torn apart by parental i…
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Louis L. Reed, #cut50 · [email protected]
September 19, 2019 at 10:51 PM

What Van said about CBC’s Annual Conference

Dream Corps     John, Last week, I had the honor of joining the #cut50 team and our cofounder Van Jones at the Congressional Black Caucus’s Annual Legislative Conference. With help from our Empathy Network Ambassador Britton Smith, we partnered with several Members of Congr…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
September 11, 2019 at 7:16 PM

URGENT - We need your help today #ParentsNotPrisons

Dream Corps     John, Today is the day - SB394 is headed for a final vote in the California State Assembly! For the past year, Ashleigh Carter – formerly incarcerated mother and tireless advocate – has been putting herself and her family on the line by sharing their darkest…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 3:39 PM

Parents or Prisons?

Dream Corps     We say parents. John, thousands of families in California are at risk of being torn apart by parental incarceration. But legislation sponsored by #cut50, California’s SB 394, could set a new national trend and help the 10+ million children nationwide who gro…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
August 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

Big news at #cut50

Dream Corps     John, Five years ago, #cut50 was founded with a goal of building bipartisan support for fixing our criminal justice system and changing the national narrative about people who are impacted by it. Our small team has had a massive impact – and one reason why w…
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the #cut50 team · [email protected]
August 7, 2019 at 5:34 PM

This is how we won in Florida

Dream Corps ? ? John, Our Dignity for Incarcerated Women Ambassador Valencia Gunder led the fight for criminal justice reform in Florida...AND WON! Her bill, the Florida Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, was signed into law this summer!? Valencia was JUST profiled in Esse…
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Louis L. Reed, #cut50 · [email protected]
August 2, 2019 at 10:49 PM

What was missing from the debate stage

Dream Corps     John – While presidential hopefuls took to the stage this past Wednesday, I did too – albeit to an admittedly smaller stage. I traveled to New Bern, North Carolina to talk about something that was noticeably absent from the presidential debate stage that sam…
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Louis L. Reed, #cut50 · [email protected]
July 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM

This is why we fight

Dream Corps     Friend – I've met with many people impacted by the First Step Act and have been moved to tears. But this moment has been exceptionally emotional and personal.  My friend, Damon Walker – who carried me during my most crushing moment in federal prison when I l…
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Louis L. Reed, #cut50 · [email protected]
July 22, 2019 at 9:28 PM

FWD––Thousands of people are coming home

Dream Corps     Happy Monday Friend, In case you didn't see it in the news, ~2,200 people returned home from federal prison this past weekend! As a formerly incarcerated person who worked on the frontlines to pass the First Step Act, I just can't tell you how long I've been…
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Jessica Jackson, #cut50 · [email protected]
July 21, 2019 at 6:22 PM

Thousands of people are coming home

Dream Corps     Friend, #cut50's name came from one ambitious goal: cut our nation's incarcerated population in half. Well, I'm proud to announce that we are well on our way to that goal; This weekend alone, more than 2,200 incarcerated people returned to their families and…
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Pamela Winn, #cut50 · [email protected]
July 12, 2019 at 12:28 PM

Why I fought (and WON) for Dignity

Dream Corps     Friend, My name is Pamela Winn and I’m a formerly incarcerated woman. I’m also a Dignity for Incarcerated Women Ambassador with #cut50, fighting on the frontlines to change the very system I was once a part of.  Today, I’m being featured in Essence Magazine …