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Glimpse of the Prison Industrial Complex from the Inside

May 29, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Glimpse of the Prison Industrial Complex from the Inside

photo of fence“More than 2.2 million men, women and children live behind bars in the U.S. The overuse and abuse of incarceration is one of the most pressing Human rights concerns of our time.” – The Correctional Association of New York

We want to change this. Family & Friends of Incarcerated People and Institute for Policy Studies will host the first of a two part series focused upon exposing the impact of the Prison Industrial Complex on individuals, families and communities.

Part one will give first hand perspectives and experiences of incarcerated persons while they are on “the inside,” with a screening of Released to Life followed by a panel discussion with the insights of formerly incarcerated persons who are now giving back to their communities in profound ways.

Featured panelists:

  • Wallace Kirby, Community Organizer with University Legal Services DC Jail Advocacy Project in Washington, DC. Wallace advocates for social justice reform for those diagnosed with disabilities.
  • Debbie McMillan is a Harm Reduction Services Manager at HIPS and student of Social Work at University of the District of Columbia.
  • Gerald Marshall, Co-director/Organizer for Family & Friends of Incarcerated People (FFOIP)
  • Lashonia Etheridge-Bey, Staff Assistant for the Office on Returning Citizens Affairs beginning her third semester at Trinity University in Human Relations.

Moderator: Stuart Anderson, founding member of Family & Friends of Incarcerated People (FFOIP)

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Co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, Family & Friends of Incarcerated People, and Busboys and Poets.


May 29, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Netfa Freeman, IPS