John Legend isn’t just one of the most talented musicians of our time—he’s also a leading activist on criminal justice reform. On this episode, Justice in America talks to Legend, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, founder of #FREEAMERICA. #FREEAMERICA is a campaign designed to change the national conversation of our country's misguided criminal justice policies.
John sat down with Josie in Los Angeles, where they talked about prosecutors, bail, immigration, and more.
To learn more about #FREEAMERICA, check out their website.
Earlier this week, John wrote a great op-ed for The Washington Post on the racist origins of Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury system.
In June, he co-wrote this piece for CNN with Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson on the need to end cash bail.
Here’s another op-ed he wrote on police brutality in 2014, after the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner
And yet another piece by John on ending juvenile life without parole in his home state of Ohio.