Families Before Profits: Research & Action

Artwork by Layfierre Mitchell Free Telephone and Video Calls Research demonstrates that regular contact is crucial to an incarcerated person’s mental health during confinement, as well as their ability to successfully reintegrate upon release. Providing free telephone calls is not a solution to over-incarceration, but is a key to maintaining contact with families and friends.… Continue reading Families Before Profits: Research & Action

Family Connections = Keys to Reentry

The above community mural, named "The Passage," in the Exit Lobby of the Louisville Metro Jail portrays a bridge to the outside, images of loved ones, connections with nature, winds of change, prayers, and peace. The following letter was written by the Louisville Family Justice Advocates Work Team (Annette Bridges, Leslie Clements, Judi Jennings, Shelton… Continue reading Family Connections = Keys to Reentry

“We Are Not Collateral Consequences”

Children of incarcerated parents are some of the most resilient children, profoundly impacted by a justice system that hardly acknowledges us. It is time to share our voices and experiences of the consequences of our unjust system, so that we can lead the way to meaningful reform. Isabel Coronado, Next100 Policy Leader Because “children are… Continue reading “We Are Not Collateral Consequences”