Criminal Justice References

Statistics related to Criminal Justice in NH


Jelani Cobb’s Frontline piece:  Policing the Police 2020 – shows a positive impact of federal oversight and talks about an alternative that is showing progress

A Conversation with the Police – Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – part of a thought-provoking series (can be watched stand-a-lone).


How I built Resilience with Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries – with Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries

Christian Aftercare Ministries

Dismas Home of New Hampshire

Prison Ministry

Kairos Prison Ministry of New Hampshire (

NH Prisons & Jails

The Rules Are Different Here: A Series on New Hampshire’s Jails and Prisons | New Hampshire Public Radio ( – 4 part series – 1) Introduction, 2) Opioid Addiction,  3) Purchases from Prison Store 4) Floorwalkers


Jails are evolving due to Covid. Will the changes disappear when the pandemic ends? (

Jim McCloskey

We received a suggestion from Russ Gates (one of our presenter’s on the 26th) to “look into Jim McCloskey’s work.  McCloskey is a pastor advocating for the rights of the wrongly convicted with his Centurion Ministries, which re-investigates and provides legal representation and post-release support for the wrongly convicted, even taking on cases with no DNA evidence”.

 Jim McCloskey’s presentation with author John Grisham for Centurion

 Terry Gross interview of him, with transcript

Current Events

Food for thought in light of current events as they relate to Criminal Justice:

Failed response to Capitol riot shows deep divide over police use of force ( (includes images of National Guard standing in force on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial this summer for the peaceful BLM protests versus the images from 1/6)

President-elect Biden’s plan for Criminal Justice Reform

House And Senate Democrats Propose Change to 13th Amendment, Ending Slave Labor in Prisons | Colorlines

Bryan Stevenson

Resources either by or about Bryan Stevenson, the founder/executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI).  “Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.”

Bryan Stevenson’s book “Just Mercy

Movie Dramatization of Just Mercy  (also on HBO Max)

Discussion Guide for the movie from The Equal Justice Initiative

True Justice:  Excellent HBO Documentary about Bryan Stevenson (free)

Brand new Krista Tippett interview with Stevenson that ties in the faith aspect

Good lecture on Race and the Criminal Justice System at Stanford:  (Stevenson comes on at 5:00)