[act-ma] UPDATE--Stop 3-Strikes Law! KILL THE BILL S.2054 TODAY--MARCH @ NOON-- FROM OCCUPY BOSTON!

Susan intishari at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 05:50:35 PST 2011


JOIN IN TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST 3 STRIKES BILL!

TODAY!!

12 PM MARCH FROM OCCUPY BOSTON (DEWEY SQ) TO STATE HOUSE


*If you can not make it to Occupy Boston for the march at noon, please 
support this effort by attending the following:

*
*11 AM RALLY  IN FRONT OF STATE HOUSE*
for more info: churchandprison at gmail.com <mailto:churchandprison at gmail.com>

*1 PM RALLY OUTSIDE SENATE CHAMBERS*
for more info: no3strikes at gmail.com <mailto:no3strikes at gmail.com>



Stop 3-Strikes Law!
Stop revolving prison door!
ACT NOW! KILL THE BILL S.2054

The Massachusetts Senate is debating a bill that would have disastrous 
impacts on the State.  If S.2054 passes, the following would happen:

1. Massachusetts would institute the worst, most harsh, 3-strikes law in 
the country
2. Parole eligibility, for lifers, would move from 15 to 25 years
3. Mandatory post release supervision would be forced upon ALL people 
incarcerated in Massachusetts prisons, thus increasing the revolving 
door of recidivism
4. Mandatory Minimum Sentences would HARDLY experience any reforms

This piece of legislation will cause great harm to communities of color, 
poor/low-income communities, LGBTQ communities, and all those who 
experience the long arm of the Massachusetts justice system.  While 
hurting our communities, the bill would also allocate millions upon 
millions of more dollars to an already bloated prison system.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
11 AM RALLY  IN FRONT OF STATE HOUSE
for more info: churchandprison at gmail.com <mailto:churchandprison at gmail.com>

1 PM RALLY OUTSIDE SENATE CHAMBERS
for more info: no3strikes at gmail.com <mailto:no3strikes at gmail.com>

“The implications are grave especially for minority communities who are 
the highest amount of those  incarcerated. Longer sentencing implies 
more tax payers money to feed incarceration while schools in minority 
communities are closing. It will lead to more over crowding in 
Massachusetts prisons. More prisons are being built to house prisoners 
and more police stations are being built in minority communities but 
funding for programs are being cut with the closure of urban schools to 
enforce the school-to-prison -pipeline.”

-Center For Church and Prison

Center for Church and Prison, Blackstonian.com, Occupy The Hood Boston, 
Brothers For Boston, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, National Action 
Network Boston, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, The Real Cost of 
Prisons Project...





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