PWB038: On a Mission to End the Mass Incarceration Crisis - A Conversation with Attorney Natasha Scruggs
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Criminal defense attorney, Natasha Scruggs founded The Scruggs Law Firm in 2018 with a mission is to end mass incarceration crisis in Missouri and the United States. The tagline on her firm’s website states, “Let us be your voice. We want to fight for you.” In addition, Attorney Scruggs is the founder of the Midwest Freedom Center through which she runs the Future Lawyers Camp and supports other community-related projects and through which she hopes to create a bail fund to assist with the bail of public defender-eligible defendants.
On this episode, Attorney Scruggs discusses her goals as a prison abolitionist and how she has developed her law practice, including her decision to move to a physical location despite maintaining a primarily virtual practice.
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
“Medical Aparteid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” by Harriet A. Washington
“Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete” by William C. Rhoden
“The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
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