Family Members and Friends of People Incarcerated March on D.C.
“Two million imprisoned – too many!”
Family Members and Friends of People Incarcerated, an organization based in Montgomery, Alabama is calling for individuals and organizations to travel from their respective communities.
The United States imprisons its citizens at rates three to ten times higher than other democratic societies. Rigid sentencing laws and ‘get tough’ policies have made prisons crowded, dangerous and don’t make us safer. The impact of continued punishment after a person’s release from prison adds to despair that keeps our communities weak.
The March on August 13th and associated events will send a message to our leaders, and is an opportunity for the world to support our demands. We must stop relying on incarceration, give people an education and rehabilitate our communities. People who pay their debt to society should be able to participate in society again.
Millions of citizens can no longer vote. Laws that partially or permanently discourage good citizenship from formerly incarcerated people cannot be supported by evidence and is bad policy.
Please support the call of Family Members and Friends of People Incarcerated, marking August 13th, 2005 a historical day. We will no longer be silent victims of criminal justice policies that target the most vulnerable citizens. We are meeting in Washington, DC to make a unified demand for justice.