Criminal Justice – Next100

Criminal Justice


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.

We Are Not Collateral Consequences: Children of Incarcerated Parents

Children of incarcerated parents are some of the most resilient children, profoundly impacted by a justice system that hardly acknowledges us. It is time to share our voices and our experiences of the consequences of our unjust system, so that we can lead the way to meaningful reform.

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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.

Daniel Edelman Changing the Game

Daniel Munczek Edelman is the associate director of strategy and operations at the Next100, a startup think tank for next generation policy leaders.

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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