Groups and individuals focused on many issues nationwide are making an exciting effort to bring a million concerned people together. The time has certainly come:
Too many citizens have been cruelly touched by the flawed system of justice in our country - because 'justice' apparently no longer means truth and equality and basic human rights for all.
Two and a half million people incarcerated in a free nation means most of us know someone who has lived or is living in a jail or prison or on probation. Millions have watched the burgeoning system cripple prisoners, destroy families and do something terrible to the humanity of so many of its employees. And it's just getting worse.
We're striving to have at least a million people stand together in DC. If we can pull this off, never again will anyone be able to say or believe that "Nobody cares about prisoners."
We need every one in the country to know they have this one big chance to prove that people do care about prison reform and prisoner rehabilitation - True Safety - It's what we're paying for.
If you're going to make only one pilgrimage in your life on behalf of reform, this is the one.
Get all details on the Journey for Justice website. Sign up to sponsor or speak or find your state organizer onsite. If you have anything to offer or need help getting there, see the site. If you are from Georgia, see the site and contact me, Kay Lee. We'll see what we can do together to get there.
If you just can't attend, please help out by forwarding information andposting the link to http://www.journeyforjustice.org everywhere.
With great faith in the power of truth, and in you.
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Atlanta, GA 30316-4013
Making The Walls Transparent
Prison Reform March in Dc August 13, 2005
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