Tag Archives: mass incarceration

Sign Petition: They Are Returning Citizens

What’s in a Name? As members of the Anti Mass Incarceration (AMI) Team, we want to support the formerly incarcerated in order to “rebuild, replenish, and transform the lives and communities decimated by the system of mass incarceration.” The system … Continue reading

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Do Black Lives Matter?: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Individuals and the Community—April 5, Pittsburgh

Tuesday April 5th at 7:00pm, at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Alcoa Room, 3900 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh Talk by Jondhi Harrell, Director of The Center for Returning Citizens in Philadelphia. Jondhi will speak from experience on our corrupt criminal … Continue reading

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Call PA’s Senators to Support Sentencing Reform

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): On Monday evening President Obama announced an end to the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. This is also a part of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. Today, faith based advocates will … Continue reading

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Urge the President to Support Sentencing Reform

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): On Tuesday evening, President Obama spoke about the bi-partisan comprehensive criminal justice reform bill in his State of the Union address. We are now calling on faith based advocates to join the civil … Continue reading

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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Support the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act TODAY

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): The time to act is now. The civil rights, human rights, and religious communities are coming together on December 3 to advocate for the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. While there are a … Continue reading

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Starter Kit for Teaching and Learning on Mass Incarceration

From the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org): The NCC Convening Table on Christian Education, Ecumenical Faith Formation, and Leadership Development has developed a Starter Kit for Teaching and Learning on Mass Incarceration. This resource, developed over the past several months, … Continue reading

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Public Defenders Key to Reducing Mass Incarceration

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2015/10/28/public-defenders-key-reducing-mass-incarceration/ The well-known introduction to Law & Order—the longest running legal series in TV history—is indicative of the criminal justice narrative that dominates American thinking: “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally … Continue reading

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Flyer for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration

Download the Flyer Download a bulletin insert Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration October 23-26, 2015 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Please join us for Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration at the … Continue reading

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The Throwaways Screening—September 26 & 27, Harrisburg

From the producer of 4 Little Girls and Slavery By Another Name… The Throwaways A film by Bhawin Suchak & Ira McKinley Free public screenings and panel discussions Saturday, September 26, 2:00 p.m., Martin Luther King Baptist Church, 1243 S. 18th … Continue reading

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Commit to Dismantling Mass Incarceration During the Pope’s Visit—September 26, Philadelphia

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): This past June we made the journey to the Vatican in Rome to deliver your stories to Pope Francis. We told him about the realities of our people—stories of economic exclusion, detention, deportation, and … Continue reading

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