|Our mission||We facilitate a circle of intergenerational healing and support to reduce the risk of incarceration and recidivism.|
|About us||We are a network of people building resilience and creating positive change in individuals and communities impacted by incarceration. While embracing all those who are system-impacted, we give particular focus to at-risk youth, incarcerated youth offenders, and formerly incarcerated juvenile lifers. We provide programs that span prevention to reentry as we leverage our collective experiences, relationships, and resources to bring awareness, healing, and change full circle. We follow our participants throughout their incarceration and invite them to continue working with us when they rejoin the “free world” through our Reentry Collective.|
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"Two more human beings have died at San Quentin state prison. I am in disbelief that we will continue to see this pattern and that there are lifers, and juvenile lifers, at the end of their, disproportionate, indeterminate sentences, and their lives, today hang in the balance, suspended in time, as COVID-19 draws near to them. At 17 years old I was condemned to life without parole + 4 years. These men that I am describing were also condemned as juveniles, and now we are condemning them again as adults by failing to act, and ensuring that their due process and their United States constitutional rights are met. CDCR can no longer provide that healthy and safe environment for human beings to rehabilitate themselves in. A failure to act in this situation is depriving these human beings of that one environment that we had hoped would rehabilitate them,before allowing them to re-enter our communities. Instead, we as a community we are instilling fear, hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, anxiety, stress... more trauma , on men who made a mistake early on in their life. I am asking that juvenile lifers, and all lifers, who are at the end of their disproportionate sentences, be inclusive during the review process to release the next thousands of inmates that are scheduled to be returning to our communities. Failure to include these juvenile lifers, would be a testament that there is still much more work to be done in criminal justice reform, and especially, Juvenile Criminal justice reform." [email protected] #repost #truth ... See MoreSee Less
I think it's astonishing that CDCR refuses to release those convicted of crimes over 20 years ago, that under their own assessments possess a LOW propensity to commit crimes (CASRA), and have literally aged out of crime. They were disproportionately sentenced as well and are more vulnerable to this pandemic, yet they are not even mentioned I n the conversations! Where's the humanity in that?
Well said Paul. CDCR is meant to be a time out in which people can learn, grow, and ideally rejoin society as peaceful, productive contributors. If someone went into the system as a juvenile and has proven to navigate prison as a productive contributor through years of adulthood, then why not consider them rehabilitated? Someone once told me that we need to draw a line between rehabilitation and retaliation. Some people need a time out. That doesn't mean they deserve a death sentence. And we have to remember that these people have friends, families, and loved ones who also experience the fear, hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, anxiety, stress, and trauma. Until we respect their humanity, how can we ask them to respect ours? We need to lead by example and do for others what we hope they will do for us.