Monday, January 31, 2011

What if Obama Addressed Prison Reform And Mass Incarceration?

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Millions of Americans are affected by the inconsistencies of the criminal justice system from police treatment and profiling to unfair trials and sentencing to an overwhelming need for prison reform. These issues affect Caucasian-Americans, Latino- Americans and African-Americans. The recent State of Georgia Prison strike and lockdown, the largest strike and lockdown in the history of the United States, and the investigated beatings of three African-American inmates by guards subsequently, is compelling evidence that this issue plagues the African American communities deeply.

President Obama should have addressed the millions of family members, activists, organizations and attorneys who fight for those on a daily basis who are dealt with unjustly by the system or have been wrongly incarcerated. President Obama should have given a call to action to Congress to create legislature for effective investigations into federal and state court systems regarding unfair and inconsistent treatment. President Obama neglected to address this often forgotten part of America."

Excerpt from article written by Jenny Triplett is co-Editor-in-Chief of Prisonworld Magazine. For more information log onto or click the below link.

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