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This fall, we’re discussing the roots of mass incarceration, and hearing from people who are still impacted by the system.

Currently, written by incarcerated people at various facilities in Virginia.

If you or someone you know who’s incarcerated would like to be featured this month or next, review the writing prompt and overview for this month and submit to yourlovedoneq@gmail.com for review. If you would like to get someone on the distribution list via JPay, email us, and we can add them to receive the prompts.

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Less Than 100 Years from a Desegregated America

The Slave Trade mentality took a few cruel ideas that turned in 100’s of years and generations to first build, then to maintain such harsh judgements, treatment, and to reclassify a people because of the color of their skin – that is not unprecedented. But the systematic way that it grew and kept strong is…

What’s a Pound of Human Worth?

By Christopher Smith Read The institution of slavery is still alive and well in these United States. For authority, I cite the U.S. Constitution, Amendment XIII: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject…

Rehabilitation = Financial Literacy

Justice should not only punish, and deter. Justice should also be restorative. Restoration is an important component, but it has to go beyond fines and court cost. If we never make the money that restitution will never get paid. – Lord Serious

Design

It is not a matter of if the prison system is broken. Thats an understatement. The prison system is doing exactly what it was designed to do!

Re-Slaving America (Make America Great Again!?)

Five states, here in America, are putting a rather interesting bill on their ballots this midterm election season… Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oregon, and Vermont are all trying to reintroduce “forced labor” back into the American penal system. This situation makes this month’s Brilliance writing prompt somewhat prophetic… – Q. Patterson

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