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The Redemption Project with Van Jones

The Redemption Project with Van Jones

  • Premiered: 
    April 28, 2019
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jonas Bell Pasht, Jonah Bekhor & Jason Cohen 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags: prison

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Plot Synopsis

Through unique access to the U.S. prison system, THE REDEMPTION PROJECT WITH VAN JONES is an eight-part series that explores the human potential for redemption, as Van Jones takes viewers into the room as offenders come face-to-face with those impacted by their violent crimes as part of the restorative justice process. Offering a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, each one-hour episode follows the victim, or surviving family members, of a life-altering crime as they journey to meet face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers or some sense of healing.Jones serves as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience. In the series premiere, "My Mother's Murder," Jones heads to Los Angeles to meet with Mariah Lucas, a 25-year-old mother of three whose own mother was murdered when Mariah was a toddler. Mariah sits down face-to-face with Jason Clark, the man who stabbed her mom in a drug-fueled dispute over money.

"I wanted to do THE REDEMPTION PROJECT because I think we have lost our sense of grace and empathy and the capacity to forgive in our culture, at the highest levels," said Jones. "This series is my attempt to put some medicine into our very sick system and to uplift people who are doing extraordinarily courageous things every day."
On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, CNN premiered "Death of an American Dream," the season finale of THE REDEMPTION PROJECT WITH VAN JONES. Mario Jr. and Aldo Gonzalez want to meet the man who killed their immigrant father, who was living the American dream until he was shot while trying to stop a robbery.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Citizen Jones