It’s a Crime: Using Technical Violations to Re-Incarcerate

September 17 at 5PM on Zoom

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together

Our annual event on the Boston Common, a participatory reading of Frederick Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” – this year live on Zoom | July 2 at noon.

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Decarceration & Community: COVID 19 and Beyond

An all-Black panel on working to end incarceration, during the pandemic and in a lasting way.

Webinar held June 11th

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FILED: 14 Public Health Experts Advocate for Releasing People from Jails & Prisons

We’re honored to represent a group of 14 public health experts as amici curiae to support a petition filed by the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLUM) to reduce the number of people who are incarcerated in the Commonwealth’s jails, prisons, and houses of correction.

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