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OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas

Sep 22, 2017

Earlier this month, Michelle Jones became a household name after her admission to Harvard’s Ph.D program was reversed due to her criminal record. NYU admitted her, and that’s where she’s begun her studies this fall. But Harvard’s controversial decision to override its history department’s decision to admit her has spurred a renewed conversation about the lifelong stigma formerly incarcerated people can face. Glenn Martin, president of Just Leadership USA and Ed Chung, vice president of criminal justice at the Center for American Progress, join the show to discuss the particular stigma confronting people convicted of offenses we choose to label “violent.” But first, Rebecca and Jeremy sat down with Topher Spiro, vice president of health policy at the Center for American Progress, for the latest on the GOP’s final hail mary pass to repeal the ACA.