Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
Join Our Free
First Monday Telephone Conference on 05/02/11
BARRY DUGAR & REV. ANDRE SHUMAKE
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE PRISON PIPELINE
May 2, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in Number 1-605-475-4850, Access Code 528484#
This call is open to all. Please join us.
California has the largest prison population in the United States and spends approximately $50,000 per year to house each prisoner. This year the state spent almost as much on prisons ($9.2 billion) as on universities and community colleges ($11.6 billion).
Thousands of prisoners may soon be released into society without adequate support. Many fall back into the cycle of drugs, alcohol, abuse, violence and crime. The recidivism rate is 70%. This cycle makes no sense.
The Richmond Improvement Association (RIA) is stepping in to support individuals as they transition into a world beyond the prison pipeline. That group has opened its first home and program to assist individuals in making a successful, productive and permanent move into society. Please join the call to learn more about the underlying problems that perpetuate the prison cycle and how RIA is working to make a difference.
Join the phone conference to learn more
about The CA Peace Alliance & the CA Democratic Convention, upcoming Your-Mother-Wants-Peace visits to members of Congress, and other events.
Northern California State Coordinator
The Peace Alliance/
Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peace
Join this historic effort to create a culture of peace.