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In the Time of COVID-19, Mass Incarceration Endangers Lives

Date: March 21, 2020 | Categories: Structural Racism,

ICNA CSJ Endorses the NCC’s Statement The National Council of Churches released the following statement: In the Time of COVID-19, Mass Incarceration Endangers Lives Let the groans of the prisoners come before you; according to your great power preserve those doomed to die. -Psalm 79:11 NRSV The global COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a moral imperative to pay special attention …


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School-to-Prison Pipeline

Date: February 4, 2020 | Categories: Structural Racism, Video All,

The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse, or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished, and pushed out. “Zero-tolerance” policies criminalize minor infractions …