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DANEZ WORLD INTERVIEW |ALTON PITRE

Juvenile justice ambassador Alton Pitre visits Danez World radio station on Homegrown.net to address the recent incidents of unarmed Black men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile who were unjustly killed by police officers. The Jungle native also shares his raw thoughts and insight of gang life in Los Angeles and what he believes should be […]

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The Truth Behind Obama’s Juvenile Justice Reform

Published February 3, 2016| By Alton Pitre Lately I’ve read so many articles on juvenile and criminal justice reform laws being passed it’s surreal. At first glance these reforms momentarily swept me off my feet. Last month, in a series of executive actions, President Obama banned the use of solitary confinement for all juveniles in […]

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Halting the Criminalization of Adolescence panel, DC

Alton Pitre speaks on panel Halting the Criminalization of Adolescence – CBCF – ALC 2015 – Washington, DC Photo Gallery:  [Show slideshow]

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Changing Youth Lives Through Testimony and Awareness|By Alton Pitre – Juvenile Justice Advocate

Campaign for Youth Justice| Published October 1st, 2015|By Alton Pitre Several years ago I found myself facing adult time as a teen in Los Angeles. I was held in detention for two years, serving dead time fighting my “fitness,” a court process where they were “determining” if I would be tried as a juvenile or […]

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California Measure Is Step Toward True Justice|Alton Pitre

By: Alton Pitre| June 5th, 2015 | Africaninamerica.org/altonpitre It hurts my heart to know that children and young adults are thrown away to die in prison every day without the opportunity of ever getting out, even if they truly rehabilitate themselves. But the bill the California Senate passed Tuesday may provide second chances to thousands […]

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OP-ED: From the Jailhouse to Morehouse to Whitehouse

    BY: Alton Pitre|March 31st, 2015| Juvenile Justice Information Exchange I felt like a young politician last week during my four-day visit to Washington, D.C., with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition on our policy trip. From meetings with members of Congress to a meeting with a deputy assistant to the president in the White House, I got […]

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OP-ED: Our Words Break Down ‘Stern Disinterest’ of Incarcerated Youth | Alton Pitre

OP-ED: Our Words Break Down ‘Stern Disinterest’ of Incarcerated Youth | By: Alton Pitre www.jjie.org | Alton Pitre Op-ED Article | Visiting Rikers Island in New York This summer I had the chance to visit Rikers Island in New York along with 15 other members of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). The trip was fortunate because […]

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AFRICAN IN AMERICA NETWORK[A.i.A] – THE COST OF LIVING [IMPROVISATIONAL FILM]

Muhammad Ali – [JAN 17, 1942 – JUN 3, 2016] – African professional boxer, & world renown leader and activist

Muhammad Ali  – [JAN 17, 1942 – JUN 3, 2016] – African professional boxer, & world renown leader and activist