Mass INC tapped into public opinion and found out that Massachusetts residents want more drug and alcohol rehab instead of building new prisons.
Hallelujah. Now we need our state leaders to hear that message LOUD AND CLEAR. See more at Mass INC’s report here.
We are ready for reform. The political atmosphere has shifted radically. Activists have been rallying for ten to twenty years that we need to end the war on drugs and end mandatory minimum sentencing for non violent drug offenders.
Michelle Alexander’s book, “The New Jim Crow” is like an engine that is driving the movement forward. Once you know about the injustice of mass incarceration, it is incumbent upon you to take action — large or small. Watch 23 minutes of Michelle Alexander speaking. If that doesn’t persuade and outrage you to take action, go back and re-read the U.S. Constitution. Have a good hard look at your white privilege.
If you’re in Massachusetts, see you tomorrow, Wednesday, April 30 at the Statehouse, 11 am to 1 pm, to wrap 46,000 signatures to advocated JOBS NOT JAILS.