Alton Pitre

The Truth Behind Obama’s Juvenile Justice Reform

Lately I’ve read so many articles on juvenile and criminal justice reform laws being passed it’s surreal. The truth is, hardly any kids will be directly impacted by this because there are practically no juveniles in federal prisons. I can’t dwell on this but need to keep working on more reforms.

Alton Pitre

OP-ED: California Measure Is Step Toward True Justice

I believe that true justice provides everyone an equal opportunity at a second chance regardless of their past, race and socioeconomic status. SB 261 is a huge and vital step toward reforming our corrupted juvenile and criminal justice systems that will help make our nation and the world a better place.

OP-ED: From the Jailhouse to Morehouse to the White House

I felt like a young politician last week during my four-day visit to Washington, D.C., with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition on our policy trip. From meetings with members of Congress to a meeting with a deputy assistant to the president in the White House, I got a taste of what I hope my future career will consist of.

Alton Pitre

OP-ED: Police Still Getting Away With Murder

The relationship between police and the black community is only getting worse and cannot be changed if steps aren’t taken to alleviate or end these horrible events.