The U.S. has got the greatest incarceration price of every nation on the planet, with more than 2.4 million individuals presently behind pubs. The indegent and folks of color are incarcerated at greatly rates that are disproportionate. Many prisoners take place in solitary confinement or rejected sufficient medical care and academic possibilities, and few resources are committed to reentry or community programs.
AFSC actively works to end mass incarceration, improve conditions for those who come in prison, stop jail privatization, and promote a reconciliation and healing method of unlawful justice problems.
AFSC Friends Relations, so that you can produce an even more significant amount of engagement between Friends and AFSC, is piloting a course called Quaker personal Change Ministry to aid and facilitate Spirit-led, social justice work with Quaker meetings/churches. The program is dependent on the job of Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder, three Unitarian Ministers within the Denver area whom created this model to guide congregations doing effective social modification ministry.
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1. Teach yourselves about mass incarceration
About the problem of mass incarceration whether you have direct experience or not, get background information, and educate yourselves.
– begin a fresh Jim Crow reading group utilizing this research guide
– begin a Beyond Prisons study group utilizing the research guide
– tune in to Laura Magnani, Director of AFSCвЂ™s Bay region Healing Justice Program in California, describe her experiences regarding the mediation team for hunger strikers at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, California and just why Quakers have to take a role that is active closing mass incarceration. Continue reading 5 things your congregation can perform to aid unlawful justice reform