For the mothers of the 54,000 children incarcerated in this country — the most of any in the world — Mother’s Day rings in an acute pain.
One mother’s fight to shut down a private juvenile corrections facility in Louisiana known for its brutality and big profits.
Emmett Till’s mother brought awareness to America’s failed, racist justice system over 60 years ago. Today, mothers are still at the forefront of the fight for justice for their children and all children.
An emerging grassroots, family-based movement, sustained by the love of mothers across the nation, reminds us that mothers are leaders as well as nurturers, teachers as well as advocates.
A movement of family members is developing around the country that aims to challenge both the conditions in which their loved ones are held and the fact of mass incarceration itself.