4/13/17: DPSCD Superintendent / Michigan Congressional Members / Prison Reform

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Tonight on MiWeek:

  • DPSCD SUPERINTENDENT: The Detroit Public Schools Community District is close to getting a new superintendent. The MiWeek team discusses the challenges that lie ahead for the person that is selected and what he must focus on for the first few months.

  • MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS: Michigan's Republican Congressional members are getting grilled by their constituents about President Trump's policies during town hall meetings. The MiWeek team debates what impact this could have on the lawmakers' own political futures. 

  • PRISON REFORM: The MiWeek team takes a look at mass incarceration, the issues that contribute to the large number of prisoners, and the impact of the U.S. Attorney General's desire to return to the "get tough on crime" era of the 1980s and '90s. Plus, Christy talks with ex-inmate Yusef Shakur about life after prison and breaking the cycle of incarceration. 

 

 

Watch Christy's full interview with Yusef Shakur 

 

Related Links:

Nancy Kaffer, Detroit Free Press 

Nolan Finley, The Detroit News

Indivisible Guide

Pathways to Prison

Strength in Numbers: Closing the Achievement Gap

 

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