……Still I Rise! Join us for a Community Recognition and Affirmation Dinner. Friday, January 29, 2016 – 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm Wesley United Methodist Church, 741 State Street, Springfield, MA Springfield, Holyoke and surrounding communities! We’re canvassing our neighborhoods for community nominations of men and women to honor for their struggle and […]
Using risk-based assessments, we could improve justice, lower crime, and save taxpayers money
“Perhaps more than in any other policy area, states across the US are taking the lead to reimagine, refine, and reinvest in their criminal justice systems long in need of reform. They are doing so through promoting evidenced-based practices and rewarding cost-effective solutions, setting a model for smart policy-making in an era of big data […]
The US spends $80,000,000 a year on prisons; divided by our current population of 318.9 million means it cost each man, woman and child $250.86 a year to support this racist, broken and inhuman system.
Project: Operation Change presents a film screening of Parole: High Risks, High Stakes! We hope you can join us!! We will screen Episode 5 of an 8-part documentary by producer Joe Berlinger, which features Project: Operation Change founder and local activist Donald Perry. The film examines the changing face of parole in Massachusetts and Connecticut, […]
Presenter Mel Motel will lead a conversation about mass incarceration and the connections between today’s prison system and the U.S. slavery, racism and labor exploitation. Together we will consider ideas for positive change.
A “Drug Lab” is a place where chemist test samples submitted by police departments to see if they contain controlled substances” according to Criminal Defense Lawyer Luke Ryan. The Amherst Drug Lab tested samples seized by police departments in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. In order to convict someone of possessing or distributing a controlled substance, the government […]