Community Revitalization Through Prison Reform
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Locked Up and Locked Down: Multitude Lingers in Limbo-Revised Edition
The Criminal Is Still a Human Being
The Saga of MA 3-Strikes Bill
Gov. Patrick Back Tracks and Signs Punitive 3-Strikes Bill in Massachusetts
Hispanics are 9.7% of MA population but 28% of those incarcerated in MA
Blacks are 6.6% of MA population but are close 35% of those incarcerated in MA
Hispanics and Blacks are less than 17% of MA population but more than 55% of those incarcerated in Massachusetts
"An Eye for An Eye Makes the Entire World Blind"
The Center for Church and Prison is a resource and research center working towards community revitalization through prison reform. Our goal is strategic solution development and intervention in the high rate of incarceration and recidivism affecting especially men of color and youth in the United States criminal justice and prison systems. We are not a prison ministry.
For human dignity in the criminal justice and prison systems
In the sentencing laws and process that will lead to reduction in mass incarceration and high rate of recidivism. .
With emphasis on preventive program development-education and skills development for employment possibility; In-prison emphasis on job readiness programs for adequate reintegration and economic mobility; Post-Prison emphasis on employment and job creation, emotional stability for effective reintegration and readjustment to society after prison life.
Emphasis on family, community and faith-based organizations support in the restoration process of the former prisoner towards strategic reduction in mass incarceration, etc.
A Black man has 1 in 3 (32%) chance of imprisonment
Hispanics are 16% of total U.S. population but 21% of those incarcerated in 2011
Blacks are 13% of total U.S. population but over 40% of those incarcerated in 2011
America's Two Major Private Companies: CCA & GEO Made 2.9 billion by Dec. 2010
MALE INCARCERATION RATE BY RACE IN 2009 WITHOUT YOUTH AND FEMALE
HISPANICS MEN: 442,000
WHITE MEN: 693,800
BLACK MEN: 841,000
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.