A weekly raving about the rampant injustices the criminal “justice” community faces. This week, Richard addresses the deep flaws in the sentencing system.

April 22, 2021

Introduction: Sabrina Butler-Smith via the Witness to Innocence Project

Sabrina Butler-Smith was a Mississippi teenager when she became a victim of wrongful conviction due…


A weekly raving about the rampant injustices the criminal “justice” community faces. This week, Richard addresses the steep price of justice (why is good legal representation a privilege, not a right?)

April 12, 2021

By Richard Bronson | Watch this Rant live, only on Tha Yard

When I was indicted around 20 years ago, I was lucky because I connected with a good lawyer. When we met, my first question was, “do I have a chance of getting off?” There are…


A weekly raving about the rampant injustices the criminal “justice” community faces. This week, Richard addresses the insanity of bail costs.

April 5, 2021

By Richard Bronson | Watch this Rant live, only on Tha Yard

In past rants I spoke about our bail system, and how the presumption of innocence — the concept that you’re innocent until proven guilty — doesn’t apply to those people who can’t afford to make…


A weekly raving about the rampant injustices the criminal “justice” community faces. This week, Richard addresses the question of “worth.”

March 29 2021

By Richard Bronson | Watch this Rant live, only on Tha Yard

I can’t tell you how many times people ask me — often anonymously on social media — why those who’ve broken the law deserve special treatment. Why, they ask, should we try to help them…


June 9th, 2021

70 Million Resources, Inc., the parent company of 70 Million Jobs, the first national, for profit employment platform for formerly incarcerated people and Commissary Club, the social network for 70 million Americans with a criminal record, announced today that it had received a $1 million investment from…


GTL tablets will now offer more resources focused on second chances

May 17th, 2021

GTL, a trusted partner that connects those affected by incarceration with the resources and support necessary to achieve success, today announced a new partnership with 70 Million Resources, which helps connect people with criminal records with second chance jobs.

GTL will include parts of 70 Million Resources’…


For many incarcerated people, this holiday will be their last.

November 24th, 2020

Families around the world are preparing for the upcoming holidays. Instead of making airline reservations and borrowing additional chairs for the dinner table, they are learning how to negotiate a Zoom call while timing their gift deliveries via Amazon. …


Here’s one way to put your company on the right side of history.

SCOTT BARBOUR/GETTY IMAGES

Dear HR Professional,

As millions of Americans march in protest of the death of George Floyd, we’re witnessing history unfold. Many may also be feeling helpless in the face of this vast and complex problem. More specifically, what can your company do to make a difference?

In your capacity of…


No matter how bad things get, prison was worse.

April 9th, 2020

By Richard Bronson

Photo: Monica Almeida

When I experience any difficult or painful experience, I can’t help but compare it to my time spent in prison and jail.

No matter how bad the restaurant, it’s better than the food in prison.

No matter how dirty the bathroom, its cleaner than…


On a good day, life in prison is cramped, dehumanizing, violent & unsafe — during a global pandemic, life in prison is a death sentence.

March 17, 2020

By Richard Bronson, Founder/CEO of 70 Million Jobs

On a good day, life in prison is an on-going assault to one’s privacy, self-esteem and personal space. Men and women are crammed into spaces designed for far fewer people, a place where medical facilities are ancient, and prison…

Second Chances: The 70 Million Jobs Blog

Changing the way the 70 million Americans with criminal records find jobs.

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