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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

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July 22nd 2013:A Path to End Mass Incarceration

Get sentenced, incarcerated, and lose your human rights to gain a job, education, even food and housing…maybe forever. It’s a system that makes a person pay far beyond the sentence served. Some say our LEGAL system must incarcerate vast numbers of people to keep others safe. Others say we need a JUSTICE system that does not hand out life sentences to Black, Brown, poor people AND communities. The United States has the largest population per capita of incarcerated in the industrialized world. This is such an economic growth industry you can make money on it in the New York Stock Exchange. Sho

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Fred Patrick

Fred Patrick directs Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education at the Vera Institute of Justice which assists selected states in demonstrating that postsecondary education, with supportive reentry services, can reduce recidivism, and increase employability. Previously, Fred served as Deputy Commissioner for Programs at the NYC Department of Correction, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Community Affairs and taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He has degrees from Princeton University, MPA and Tuskegee University, BS.
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Vivian Nixon

Vivian Nixon is Executive Director of College and Community Fellowship, which is committed to removing barriers to higher education for women and families with criminal records. She is also co-founder of the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, a group committed to increase access to education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people at every level. Multiple honors include the John Jay Medal for Justice. Rev. Nixon holds a BS from the State University of New York Empire College.
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