Mass and static incarceration will not be solved unless we address that which we are most afraid to talk about: violent crime, and/or those serving life sentences. Our mission is to change the way society and the justice system respond to violence and harm. From Proximity to policy.
“FirstWatch founder and restorative justice advocate Adnan Khan, who was resentenced and released from San Quentin in 2019, only experienced the outbreak affecting many of his friends from the outside. He believes that, if FirstWatch’s filmmaking had been permitted to continue, the public would more fully understand the extent of the pandemic’s impact on San Quentin.
Incarcerated individuals are looking for a way to make sense of what has happened to them during this pandemic. But as long as arts programs like FirstWatch lie dormant, many lack a clear way to heal, to process their grief, and, perhaps most importantly, to tell the stories of the past year to the outside world.” Click here to read story.