Check out this article by our friend Rahsaan Thomas. He challenged folks incarcerated with him at San Quentin State Prison to care about the terms used to describe them. “We are not our crimes and shouldn’t be labeled by where we live because of our crimes.”
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.