This week on the pod we talk to Virla Spencer and Camerina Zorrozua of The Way to Justice, a newish non-profit that helps people get their lives back after run ins with the criminal legal system.
Cam works primarily in post-conviction relief — helping people who have been locked up — while Virla runs the re-licensing program, helping poor folks who have lost their drivers license due to an inability to pay fines or other reasons to create a path back to just having the basic mobility most of us take for granted.
These two are larger than life personalities separately. Together they’re pretty close to a force of nature.
If you like what you hear, you can support their work at www.thewaytojustice.com
HOW IT STARTED: Blueprint for Reform | Creating an Efficient and Effective Regional Criminal Justice System
HOW IT’S GOING: Blueprint Status Report (not great tbh)
Spokane County incarceration data - updated frequently
Senate bill that would end suspension of licenses for failure to pay fines.
and links to comment/support: