SENTENCED TO FAIL: Race & Mass Incarceration, A #BHeard Community Town Hall

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BRIC is pleased to announce that, as part of its BRIC TV initiative and in partnership with The Marshall Project, it will present a live broadcast, town hall-style discussion on the effects of Race & Mass Incarceration and the direct impact it has on Brooklynites and New Yorkers.

The impact of our broken criminal justice system is far reaching in our Brooklyn community, and it’s time for reform. People of color continue to be disproportionately policed, sentenced, and incarcerated at significantly higher rates than their white counterparts; minors face a harsh juvenile justice system that does little to rehabilitate them, and it’s nearly impossible to re-enter society with a criminal record.

Racial inequalities in our justice system threaten communities of color in so many ways: disenfranchising thousands, limiting voting rights, and denying equal access to employment, housing, and education. How do we go about changing a system that seems to perpetuate itself—and how can our community #BHeard on breaking the cycle of mass incarceration?

Brian Vines, BRIC TV Senior Correspondent

Soffiyah Elijah, The Correctional Association of New York
Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project
Liza Jessie Peterson, Playwright, Poet, Educator, and Advocate
Stanley Richards, The Fortune Society
Juan Cartagena, Latino Justice PRLDF
Honorable George Grasso, Supervising Judge – Arraignments for the Criminal Court of the City of New York. (not pictured)

In partnership with The Marshall Project

#BHeard: Join the conversation. Submit your questions on race and incarceration on social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during the broadcast.