Las Vegas, NV – #cut50 National Organizer, Louis L. Reed will be traveling to over 10 states to learn about the urgent needs of those impacted by mass incarceration. At his fourth stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, he will be joined by Undersheriff Kevin McMahill, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Clark County District Attorney’s Office Director James Dzurenda, and Jon D. Ponder Founder & CEO, HOPE for Prisoners for a discussion on the state of criminal justice reform in Nevada.
#cut50 is a national initiative of the Dream Corps that works to reduce the prison population while making our communities safer. Our campaigns are led by people who have been directly impacted by the justice system and want to create change. #cut50 has lead successful days of advocacy and change with the National Day of Empathy to highlight the urgent reforms needed in the criminal justice system.
Along with the panel, Reed will also have a private screening of #cut50 co-founder, Van Jones’ newest CNN Original Series, The Redemption Project. The series exposes the process of reconciliation and restorative justice and highlights its potential to heal communities and brings forward the best in humanity. Jones’ series creates space for in-depth discussions between offenders and those directly impacted by their violent crimes as part of the restorative justice process.
The event will be held at the on July 19th, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM PST at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 400 South Martin Luther King Blvd Graduation Building (B)Building (A), Las Vegas, Nevada 89106.