Former Stoneleigh Fellow Raj Jayadev spoke to PBS News Hour about participatory defense as a tool to address mass incarceration.
Raj Jayadev is a MacArthur Fellow and founder of an organization which supports people who have been through the criminal justice system. He shares his Brief But Spectacular take on how to protect your people.
Raj Jayadev, Founder, Silicon Valley De-Bug:
If you’re going to dismantle an entrenched system like mass incarceration, it needs the size and bulk of something large enough to challenge it.
Participatory defense is a community organizing model for families whose loved ones are facing charges, how they, the family and community, can be part of the legal team to change the outcome of that case and free their loved one.