Notes from the Prison Ministry Project

The Prison Ministry Project is starting a support group for families with loved ones in jail or prison. It will meet at the Urban League on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30pm. The first meeting is September 5. Please extend this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested. Also...

 

Nehemiah Center for Justice and Reconciliation is hosting an interactive, three-part workshop series this fall designed to educate the general public on mass incarceration and the criminal justice system in general. We have all heard the numbers. With over two million prisoners, the U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Wisconsin is widely known for incarcerating more African Americans per capita than any other state. Still, you ask yourself: is this something I should worry about? These people did the crime, they are doing the time, what's the problem? How is this affecting my community?  

Join us for one or all of these interactive workshop sessions where we will address some of these questions.

Tuesday, September 4:

What's the Problem?

     Mass Incarceration Defined

We will provide an overview of incarceration in the US and what that means for our communities.

 

These workshop will take place at Fountain of Life Family Worship Center, 633 W. Badger Road from 7-9pm. Light refreshments will be served.

 

The other workshops’ topics will be listed as they draw near, or call 213-0571, or reentrycouncil@nehemiah.org for more info and to RSVP.

 

Call me at 658-6630 if you have any questions.

Rev. Jerry Hancock

 

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 10:55 am in Featured and Prison Ministry.

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