Mother Jones features work of CRRJ

CRRJ is excited to share an article appearing in Mother Jones magazine, “A Jim Crow–Era Murder. A Family Secret. Decades Later, What Does Justice Look Like?,” by Samantha Michaels, highlighting the work of CRRJ former students and board members Kaylie Simon, Janeen Blake and Tara Dunn. Featured are the cases of John Earl Reese and Henry “Peg” Gilbert. Reese, sixteen years old, was shot and killed in Gregg County, Texas in 1955, and Gilbert, a prosperous farmer, was killed by Harris County, Georgia law enforcement in 1947. Simon, Blake and Dunn worked closely with family members to facilitate restorative justice processes in each of these cases.

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