In an effort to spotlight issues inside the nation’s criminal justice system, TrackRecord and FUSION TV followed award-winning recording artist, actor, and film producer Common as he traveled to three maximum security prisons for his Hope & Redemption tour.
Traveling throughout California, Common heard the powerful, personal stories of the men and women living inside the American prison system as well as their hopes for redemption. Additionally, he was joined by Grammy-Award winning artist Residente at his first stop, Calipatria State Prison. He also visited California State Prison in Los Angeles and the California Institution for Woman.
This series builds on FUSION TV’s commitment to covering social justice issues that impact America’s diverse youth. This week the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced that the FUSION TV documentary “The Naked Truth: Numbers Game” will receive the 2017 NABJ Gannett Foundation Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism. “Numbers Game” examined the inadequate and outdated collection of crime statistics and how this practice skews policing and public policy. Earlier this year FUSION TV announced a new cross-platform content initiative to elevate conversations around social justice issues that impact young, diverse communities, and often don’t receive the media coverage these issues merit.