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Mobile Justice Tour returns to Richmond, Tuesday, September 15

Sep 15, 2015 | by admin

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF MASS INCARCERATION ON FAMILY AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED At each event, the MJT will reveal “Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families. Join the movement to end the trend of mass incarceration.

THE HIDDEN COSTS OF MASS INCARCERATION ON FAMILY AND FORMERLY INCARCERATED

DEBT AND COLLATERAL COSTS PUSH FAMILES AND COMMUNITIES DEEPER INTO POVERTY

According to a new report from a coalition of California-based organizations, the hidden costs of incarceration bear a brutal and disproportionate impact on women and families for generations.

Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families represents a year-long collaborative research project with 23 community-based organizations from 13 states. Researchers interviewed nearly 1,500 formerly incarcerated people, their family members, and employers on the impacts of incarceration. Nine percent of those surveyed (4th largest state data) were from Virginia.

Lillie Branch-Kennedy along with Richard Walker of Bridging the Gap and Quan Williams of New Virginia Majority are participating in statewide Mobile Justice Tour which kicked off in Richmond last month and has since visited Petersburg, Charlottesville, Williamsburg and Lynchburg to talk about issues around rights restoration, parole and sentencing reform as well as the school to prison pipeline.

MJT will return to Richmond today, September 15th to discuss the above topics again as well as the Who Pays? Report @ the East End Public Library 1200 North 25th Street Richmond, VA 23223 – from 5:45pm to 7:45 pm.  Other events:

Hampton Main Library: Sept. 23rd, 6 pm – 8:30 pm – 4207 Victory Boulevard – Hampton, VA 23669

OCTOBER

Crew Library: Oct. 1rd, 6 pm – 8 pm – 400 Tyler Street – Crewe, VA 23930

Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church: Oct. 16th, 6 pm – 8pm – 1317 East Brambleton Avenue – Norfolk, VA 23504

For more information and latest news, visit www.restorationcampaign.org and follow @va_mjt on Twitter.

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