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

Ten Reasons Why Phone Calls From Jail Should Be Free

1. Recognizing and honoring our collective humanity is the right thing to do. 2. Maintaining family connections supports health and wellbeing for both children and their incarcerated loved ones. 3. Strong family connections support successful re-entry when loved ones return home. 4. Staying connected with loved ones reduces children’s stress levels. 5.  It is a… Continue reading Ten Reasons Why Phone Calls From Jail Should Be Free

Humanity, Transparency, and Accountability

Demanding action from Louisville Metro Department of Corrections On October 5th, LFJA Board members, Special Project art activity leaders and community advocates wrote a letter to the Director and Assistant Director of Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC). With video visiting suspended since March 13th and no consistent public information concerning COVID-19 cases inside the… Continue reading Humanity, Transparency, and Accountability