The U.S. gets the incarceration rate that is highest of every nation on earth, with more than 2.4 million people presently behind pubs. The indegent and individuals of color are incarcerated at greatly rates that are disproportionate. Numerous prisoners are held in solitary confinement or rejected sufficient care that is medical academic opportunities, and few resources are invested in reentry or community programs.
AFSC actively works to finish mass incarceration, enhance conditions for folks who come in prison, stop jail privatization, and promote a reconciliation and approach that is healing unlawful justice problems.
AFSC Friends Relations, in order to produce an even more significant amount of engagement between Friends and AFSC, is piloting a course called Quaker personal Change Ministry to guide and facilitate Spirit-led, social justice work with Quaker meetings/churches. This system is founded on the task of Kelly Dignan, Kierstin Homblette, and Deborah Holder, three Unitarian Ministers into 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
Whether you have got direct experience or perhaps not, get history information, and teach yourselves concerning the issue of mass incarceration.
– begin a fresh Jim Crow group that is reading this research guide
– begin a Beyond Prisons study team making use of the research guide
– pay attention to Laura Magnani, Director of AFSCвЂ™s Bay Area Healing Justice Program in California, describe her experiences in the mediation group 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.