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"Where We Stand," Jan.5 2020

1/05/2021Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.Georgia Senate...

A New Year's Wish

12/29/2020Richard Bronson
I d like to share a New Year s story with you that (spoiler alert) has a happy ending.Thirty years ago, I worked at a brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, that was prominently featured in Martin Scorsese s film, Wolf of Wall Street. I became friendly with one of my fellow co-partners, a guy named Ir...

"Where We Stand," Dec. 24, 2020

12/24/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.COVID-19 Vacci...

"Where We Stand," Dec. 22, 2020

12/22/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.#RestorePellAf...

“Where We Stand,” Dec. 17, 2020

12/17/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.#ReleasesNotTr...

“Where We Stand,” Dec. 15th, 2020

12/15/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.#LetMIPeopleGo...

"Where We Stand," Dec. 10, 2020

12/10/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.Trump Administ...

“Where We Stand,” Dec. 8th, 2020

12/08/2020Katie Powers
Every day, the Commissary Club community engages in important conversations about the issues that matter most to us. Each week, we ll highlight our community members voices as they respond to issues surrounding criminal justice, prison reform, reentry, and more, across the internet.Coronavirus Va...

An open letter to HR Professionals:

6/11/2020Richard Bronson
Here s one way to put your company on the right side of history.Dear HR Professional,As millions of Americans march in protest of the death of George Floyd, we re witnessing history unfold. Many may also be feeling helpless in the face of this vast and complex problem. More specifically, what can...

Prison is my baseline: No matter how bad things get, prison was worse.

4/09/2020Richard Bronson
When I experience any difficult or painful experience, I can t help but compare it to my time spent in prison and jail.No matter how bad the restaurant, it s better than the food in prison.No matter how dirty the bathroom, its cleaner than those in prison.No matter how scary the situation, it was...