“On July 25, Eric died of complications related to COVID-19. He was 57 years old. The system that aided his rehabilitation process ultimately failed him. The story that should be told about Eric is how the Three Strikes law left him with an extensive sentence and no real chance at being released. “That’s really the foundation to the coronavirus problem—or the overcrowded prisons problem.” To read more of Eric’s story click here.
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.