Post Date: June 20, 2013
The Justice Policy Institute is proud to unveil “Incarceration Generation,” a coffee table book of essays detailing the rise of mass incarceration over the last 40 years. You are invited to a discussion and book signing June 25, 2013 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church from 3 to 6pm featuring Julie Stewart, executive director of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). RSVP today! “Incarceration Generation” brings together commentary from 19 researchers, advocates, and people who have personally experienced the system to illuminate how mass incarceration has impacted our nation. Through their essays, this book highlights the specific populations impacted by mass incarceration, as well as the different aspects of our practice and procedures that propel these populations into the justice system.
Books are available through JPI’s website via PayPal. A $50 contribution receives a copy of JPI’s “Incarceration Generation.” A $75 contribution receives a copy of “Incarceration Generation” signed by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Alexander and includes a copy of the poster. A $15 contribution receives a copy of the “Incarceration Generation” timeline poster. Starting in July, “Incarceration Generation” will be sold online by Teaching for Change located at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Streets, NW Washington, D.C. All donations are tax deductible.
This JPI work includes a foreword by Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” and includes a fold-out poster which portrays the major events that have shaped society’s acceptance of a massive prison industrial complex.
On June 25, Julie Stewart will read excerpts from her essay, “Winning the Sentencing Reform Game,” answer questions and sign books. A dramatic reading of Robert Morgan’s essay, founding member and director of the Extra Legalese Group, Inc. and inmate at Jessup Correctional Institution will also be presented.
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June 25, 2013 3 pm to 6 pm
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church 1313 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC
This event is free and open to the public. Share via your social networks and use the hashtag: #IncarcerationGeneration
Several “Incarceration Generation” book signings and events featuring various contributors are scheduled this summer and through the end of the year including:
July 9 Busboys & Poets, @ 14th & V feat.
Will Marling, Executive Director, National Organization for Victim Assistance & Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundations
July 10 Open Society Institute Baltimore feat. Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibitio & Greg Carpenter, Formerly Incarcerated Community Advocate