Criminal Justice – Next100

Criminal Justice

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At Next100, we believe mass incarceration and our current criminal justice system are having a devastating impact, particularly on communities of color and Indigenous people. We are focused on researching, developing, and advocating for policies that prioritize rehabilitation over punishment, strengthen communities, and make for a more fair and just criminal justice system.

Changing the Face and Future of Progressive Policy

Policymaking should be driven by those with the most at stake in our policy decisions. Next100 is trying to make that happen.

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Who's Working on It

Portrait of Isabel Coronado. She has straight brown hair, festive earrings, and a red blazer.
Isabel Coronado Criminal Justice

Isabel Coronado is a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. Her clan is the Wind Clan, and her tribal town affiliation is Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. At Next100, Isabel is focused on creating policy aimed at reducing the generational cycle of incarceration in Native communities, after witnessing the effects firsthand.

Portrait of Michael Zaki Smith, he has closely cut hair, and a short beard.
Michael “Zaki” Smith Criminal Justice

Michael “Zaki” Smith is an entrepreneur and activist with more than fifteen years of experience in youth empowerment and social justice. At Next100, his work focuses on dismantling the collateral consequences of incarceration, policies that have impacted him personally as a formerly incarcerated individual.

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