The Heat: US federal prison releases

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The United States is the leader in world incarceration. Despite only having about 5 percent of the world’s people, the country’s prisoners encompasses almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population.

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The U.S. government just released thousands of prisoners in the largest one-time release of federal offenders. So, what’s next for those now on the outside?

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

The Heat: US federal prison releases pt1

The Heat: US federal prison releases pt1

The United States is the leader in world incarceration. Despite only having about 5% of the world’s people, the country's prisoners encompasses almost 25% of the world’s total prison population. The U.S. government just released thousands of prisoners in the largest one-time release of federal offenders. So, what’s next for those now on the outside? CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

The Heat brought on:

  • Barbara Lee, a U.S. Congresswoman. She has been a champion of prison and criminal justice reform.
  • Stanley Richards is Senior Vice President for Fortune Society, an organization that helps prisoners and former prisoners through education, job training and housing assistance.
  • Julianne Malveaux is political commentator and criminal justice activist.
The Heat: US federal prison releases pt2

The Heat: US federal prison releases pt2

The United States is the leader in world incarceration. Despite only having about 5% of the world’s people, the country's prisoners encompasses almost 25% of the world’s total prison population. The U.S. government just released thousands of prisoners in the largest one-time release of federal offenders. So, what’s next for those now on the outside? The Heat brought on: Barbara Lee, a U.S. Congresswoman. She has been a champion of prison and criminal justice reform. Stanley Richards is Senior Vice President for Fortune Society, an organization that helps prisoners and former prisoners through education, job training and housing assistance.Julianne Malveaux is political commentator and criminal justice activist.

The Heat: US federal prison releases pt3

The Heat: US federal prison releases pt3

The United States is the leader in world incarceration. Despite only having about 5% of the world’s people, the country's prisoners encompasses almost 25% of the world’s total prison population. The U.S. government just released thousands of prisoners in the largest one-time release of federal offenders. So, what’s next for those now on the outside? The Heat brought on: Barbara Lee, a U.S. Congresswoman. She has been a champion of prison and criminal justice reform. Stanley Richards is Senior Vice President for Fortune Society, an organization that helps prisoners and former prisoners through education, job training and housing assistance.Julianne Malveaux is political commentator and criminal justice activist.