the corrections project pamphlets
Issues #1 thru 10
Pamphlets, as a means of encouraging community action, have a very long tradition in the USA. But to reach many in a time of global pandemic is no longer viable through the printed word.
These pamphlets represent my effort to do the research, find the relevant textures of salient points related to over-criminalization and mass imprisonment, and then get this out through social media links, Instagram (@ed_epping) and LinkedIn.
Please read, share, support the various resources I cite throughout. Make certain your local, state and federal representatives diligently work to improve the social injustices about which you become better informed.
I invite you to copy, share and.or link others to this work.
Issue#1: Corrections • as is/as if
Imagine that all the data describing things the way they are—with the concerted effort of dedicated citizens—becomes the way things should be.
Issue#2: Corrections • Isolation
Each and every day throughout all jails and prisons in the USA 100,000 individuals are held in isolation, a.k.a.,
Special Housing Units (SHU).
Issue#3: Corrections & Covid-19
Jails and prisons throughout the USA are "petri dishes" for this virus. Jails and prisons are failing the imprisoned and the staff.
Issue#4: Corrections • Cellular
Comparing the typical prison cell to spaces with which you might be more familiar. Imagine this space for 23 hours of every day.
Issue#5: Corrections & Prison Labor
:Those that most benefit from the current prison system will defend it"
Issue#6: Corrections & Disenfranchisement
As of 2016, 6.1 million Americans were prohibited from voting due to laws that disenfranchised citizens convicted of felony offenses.
Issue#7: Corrections • Demilitarize the Police
"Neighborhoods are not war zones, and police officers should not be treating us like wartime enemies."
Issue#8: Corrections • School to Prison Pipeline
Children Should be Educated not Incarcerated
Issue#9: Corrections & Exoneration
Since 1989 there have been 2,646 exonerations [as of 7.2020] with more than 23,590 years lost to imprisonment due to wrongful convictions.
Issue#10: Corrections & Wrongful Convictions
Since 1989 there have been 2,646 exonerations with more than 23,590 years lost to imprisonment due to wrongful convictions.
the corrections project pamphlets, Issues #11-20