Jazmyn Latimer, a designer at Code for America, spoke to Anthony 20 minutes longer than she expected. And in those 20 minutes, her whole perspective on the criminal justice system shifted.
Jazmyn is the daughter of a corrections officer and comes from a family of police officers. Despite growing up in the midst of law enforcement, she didn’t fully understand the challenges within the criminal justice system until she joined the Safety and Justice team at Code for America. Investigating systemic issues from inside government and listening to people’s stories about how the system has affected their lives today completely changed her perspective.