- Van Jones: Mandatory minimums are powerful, but blunt instruments
- Federal reforms should make bolder investments in rehabilitation, education, he says
Van Jones is president of Dream Corps and Rebuild the Dream, which promote innovative solutions for America's economy. He was President Barack Obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. A best-selling author, he is also founder of Green for All, a national organization working to build a green economy. Follow him on Twitter @VanJones68. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)After decades of failed policies, advocates and political leaders finally have swung open the door for fundamental reform in our criminal justice system.