UDHR Campaign 2013 Week Three: Criminal Justice System

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October 21-25, 2013

Week Three of the UDHR Campaign shines a light on the incredible work being done in this country to reverse the disproportionate burden that contact with the US Crimimal Justice System places on young people, people of color and immigrants. The work of our member and partner organizations in this realm highlights policy recommendations that have the potential to restructure the pernicious effects of mass incarceration.

On November 2, 2013 The National Jericho Movement will celebrate Assata Shakur Liberation Day, reaffirming collective efforts to free all political prisoners & condemn the FBI’s decision to place Assata Shakur on its terrorist list with a $2 million bounty.

Justice Policy Institute's recent book, Incarceration Generation brings together commentary from 21 researchers, advocates, and people who have personally experienced the criminal justice system to illuminate how mass incarceration has impacted our nation.

College and Community Fellowship offers the Education from the Inside Out Program to help incarcerated individuals and others who have had contact with the criminal justice system access higher education opportunities. Their new program begins November 1, 2013.

Immigrant Defense Project works to minimize the harsh and disproportionate consequences that effect immigrants who come in contact with the criminal justice system. 

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children's All of Us or None's Ban the Box campaign eliminates the box requiring criminal records disclosure and to end unnecessary background checks—has sparked a national movement. Ban the Box policies have been adopted in 10 states and over 50 cities or counties across the U.S.

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth will hold their annual awards reception, Healing & Hope, in Washington D.C. on November 13. The program honors individuals bringing an end to the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This year's event will honor Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis ThreeSara Kruzan, Participant Media and WilmerHale

 

 

 

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