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Ban the Box

I’ve heard so much talk recently about this “Ban the Box” initiative. I just learned a little bit more about it. Apparently, a company or an agency can eliminate the box on a job application that asks if you’ve ever been arrested or convicted of a crime.


Blaming Basil Eleby

Since the collapse of Atlanta’s I-85 expanse at the Buford-Spring connector, emotions have been ignited and people want answers. Why was he still on the street after so many arrests? How long can he be locked away this time, once and for all? What judges kept letting him out? Did the District Attorney drop the ball? How much is all this going to cost us as taxpayers?

Paying for Crime - The NIA

Paying For Crime

But consider a third party, those who also pay when a crime is committed- the taxpayers. From a literal perspective, it is taxpayers’ dollars used to build and maintain the prison system across the Land of the Free.

Losing your right to vote - The NIA

Losing Your Right to Vote – Over 100 Years of Government Determined Morality

Did you know that under certain conditions the United States constitution does not allow Americans the right to vote? We feel as Americans – as patriots, that we are “exceptional” in the world because of values like our solemn duty to vote. Except of course…

The Crime & Innocence Gap - Why Prisoners are Foresake

The Crime & Innocence Gap: Why Prisoners are Forsaken

This gap in the human psyche diverts resources, appends legislation, and drives politics. What we end up with is a system where we lock people up, and suddenly they are forsaken by society.

Dogs and Men - The NIA

Dogs & Men

It was very cold in the jail. Notice how the guys have coats and thermals on under their uniform. These layers are necessary, despite

The NIA Connects Business & Public Officials

NIA Connects Public Officials to Business Leaders

What does the NIA do? How do we do it? We make change, starting with policy makers and corporate representatives on a daily basis to end mass incarceration.

21 Prison Slang Terms You've Never Heard

21 Prison Slang Terms You’ve Never Heard

Every year the United States Prison system burgeons with incarcerated individuals. Prepare yourself with these top 21 Prison slang terms you’ve never heard.

The NIA - Listen Up

Listen Up {Elected Officials}

This topic is something that affects each and every one of us who live and pay taxes in this country. It is our moral obligation to fully understand the impact that our ignorance is having on all of us.

The NIA - Why Families Give Up

Why Families Give Up

Suddenly an elderly man collapsed. The heat was too much for him. The crowd was scared and screamed for help. The officer on duty got him inside and cooled him off, then the family left. I have no idea who they were, how long they drove or if anyone would let the man who they were visiting know what had happened.