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Join the Movement Against Mass Incarceration

Liz Dwyer

Mass incarceration destroys communities and lives, and with nearly six million Americans denied the right to vote because they're felons, it disrupts democracy, too. Several groups and organizations, both regional and national, are building a movement to end what's become known as the New Jim Crow. Click through to access a handy list of opportunities to get involved in and make a difference on this issue.

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  • crb

    Thanks for posting. This is an extremely complex, and layered problem. From racial profiling (including, but not limited to stop & frisk) socio-economic factors and costs (i.e. the cost per annum to educate an individual vs. the cost per annum to incarecerate an individual--we spend considerably more on the latter than the former by the way) the for-profit business of keeping people in prison...we need to examine a number of issues relative to mass incarceration. Having worked with prison populations in the past, I have seen the impact with respect to an individuals prospects thereafter...prison forecloses so many opportunities. Thanks for bringing this to the GOOD community's attention.

  • Brittney Lucero

    It does need to be more of a "correctional" facility. If that is the intent, why do we refuse to let them grow?? Why not just incarerate forever if we are only willing to let them learn to survive in that environment? We release them into our society after those conditions and act suprised and appauld that they didn't "learn." Well, what did we teach them? How do we treat them after? What can we expect if WE never learn??