Are millennials interested in prison reform?

Two former Harvard undergrads are hoping to get young people interested in prison reform for the 2016 election via their Strong Reforms campaign. Why? “Millennials—a generation free from the baggage of old ‘tough on crime’ debates—have attitudes especially receptive to the project of revitalizing the rehabilitative mission of prisons,” the two founders, Scott Johnston and Pete Davis, write on the website. They are touring college campuses and recently visited Georgetown University. Next stops include South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana in January through June 2015.

Below, the organization’s YouTube video:

For more, the Marshall Project has a Q&A interview with the founders.

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