Listen to the 40+ minute podcast here. In just over a decade and a half, Josh Smith built a small service company into a $30 million enterprise with more than 150 employees across 3 [...]
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These powerful second chance stories are part of Prison Fellowship’s Second Chance Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and open up brighter futures for approximately 70 million Americans who have paid [...]
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – How to keep criminals from winding up behind bars again? That was the question Thursday as state lawmakers looked at ways to curb New Mexico’s crime problem. Giving criminals a [...]
Joshua Smith spent five years in prison before turning his life around. Now, he wants to help others still in prison, so they can have a second chance too. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — [...]
KNOXVILLE – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Josh Smith announces the launch of 4th Purpose Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping make prison a place of transformation rather than a place limited to punishment. Smith recently [...]
KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Entrepreneur and philanthropist Josh Smith announced the launch of the 4th Purpose Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to helping make prison a place of transformation rather than a place of punishment. The [...]
Prison never rehabilitated Josh Smith. And he's grateful for that. After retribution, incapacitation and deterrence, the fourth traditional purpose of incarceration — rehabilitation — is a misguided one, argues Smith, who has defied the [...]
Josh Smith to keynote Coalition for Public Safety criminal justice reform symposium in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This one-day converning will discuss important issues facing New Mexico, including occupational licensing, community supervision policies, and reentry and employment matters. Learn more about this event at https://www.coalitionforpublicsafety.org/events [...]
REFORM Alliance documents case study of Meek Mills, a man committed to fighting for systemic reform to prevent millions of others from falling into a broken system.
Despite the circumstances of his arrest – and despite never committing a crime – Meek has been on probation his entire adult life, and has been sent back to jail multiple times for minor [...]
OAKLAND, CA [10/22/19]—Last night, Kim Kardashian West announced that her husband, Kanye West and their children will make a contribution on her behalf in the amount of $250,000 each to four criminal justice [...]