Charleston, South Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia and Houston Texas all share tragedy, two the result of man’s inhumanity to man, the latter by an act of nature.... Read More
How relevant is a 10-year old criminal conviction to protecting society, punishing the law-breaker, deterring further criminal conduct or rehabilitating the wrongdoer?... Read More
There are several steps to making peace with the past. First, whether completely innocent or mostly guilty take personal responsibility for your situation and own... Read More
These are the words of Rochester City Judge, Leticia Astacio. Recently sentenced to 60 days in jail plus 3 years-probation for violating the conditions of her 2016... Read More
“I felt like every layer of my skin and my identity was ripped off me … It’s a skinning of sorts. You feel incredibly raw and frightened. But I also feel... Read More
We have all experienced public humiliation, communal scorn and social expulsion. Shame is a part of our shared humanity, an emotion which both separates and binds us.
We... Read More