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Prison Reform March On Washington D.C. - August 13th, 2005
by Katja Pumm (katja.pumm [at] iippi.org)
Wednesday May 18th, 2005 12:26 AM
Individuals and groups will begin meeting on Friday evening, August 12th. On Saturday morning, August 13th, people will assemble at Lafayette Park (north side of the White House). Programming will begin at 9am and conclude at noon.
MILLION FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF INMATES MARCH
AUGUST 12-13-14, 2005
LAFAYETTE PARK, WASHINGTON , D.C.

"Family Members and Friends of Incarcerated People, an organization based in Montgomery, Alabama is calling for individuals and organizations to travel from their respective communities. Come to Washington DC, Saturday, August 13th in record numbers!
This march in August is to send a message to our leaders, and an opportunity for the world to support our demands. We must stop relying on incarceration, and give people an education and rehabilitation.
Please support the call of Family Members and Friends of Incarerated People marking August 13th, 2005 a historical day. We will no longer be silent victims of criminal justice policies that target the most vulnerable citizens. We are meeting in Washington D.C. to make a unified demand for justice.
The United States is the world's leading jailer, and our march on August 13th, 2005 is a long overdue event. Abuse flourishes in US prisons, and punishment has become an industry dependent on tax dollars.
Punitive drug laws enacted in the 1980s, and to present day have resulted in 25% of all incarcerated people in the United States serving time for a drug law violation. In the federal system, these people make up about 55% of the prison population.
In 1987, Congress abolished parole in the federal system, people were given long, mandatory and fixed sentences leaving people incarcerated, and their loved ones hopeless. State governments rushed to punish, filled prisons and build still more. We can no longer afford the injustice, in human costs or the financial burden.
This is a day for us to meet each other, and show our leaders that we demand justice.Delegations from organizations all over the country are making plans to travel.
Individuals and groups will begin meeting on Friday evening, August 12th. On Saturday morning, August 13th people will assemble at Lafayette Park (north side of the White House). Programing will begin at 9am and conclude at noon.
Please make plans to be there, and support a march for family members and friends of people incarcerated in all the ways that you can."

Family and Friends of Incarcerated People
Roberta Franklin, Director
2243 Ajax Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
Phone: 334-220-4670; 334-834-9592
http://www.journeyforjustice.org

First radio spot for the Washington DC March.
Created by Dean' Becker for Pacifica Radio
http://www.drugtruth.net/MP3/march081305x1.mp3

Press Release
http://www.prweb.com/printer.php?prid=238687

The Innocent In Prison Project International (IIPPI) would like to meet you there, too. Please, come to Washington D.C. on August 13th and be part of this great historical event!!!
http://www.iippi.org
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