Mr. Young was interviewed by Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR) as part of their “Reimagining Criminal Justice in the United States.”
Mr. Young has advocated for individuals in America’s criminal justice system for more than 45 years. During his illustrious career, Malcolm served as a defense attorney at a community defender office in Chicago. Malcolm helped found and was for 19 years the executive director of the Sentencing Project which works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by producing groundbreaking research to promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust racial disparities and practices, and to advocate for alternatives to incarceration. Under Malcolm’s leadership the Sentencing Project became a voice against mass incarceration and for justice reform.
Interfaith Action for Human Rights (IAHR) represents people of faith who live in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. IAHR’s mission is to end policies and practices that promote torture in our society and to counter bigotry directed against vulnerable communities. Our work focuses on minimizing the use of prolonged isolation (solitary confinement) in prisons and jails in our region, ending other abusive treatment in detention facilities, and countering bigotry directed against vulnerable communities and individuals.