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BILL: (S. 791) Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz | (H.2308) Rep. Mary S. Keefe  (There is) ” No one policy change alone that would right the wrongs that have been done to our residents, to our high-crime neighborhoods, to our taxpayers, by a failing system… With so much at stake and so many lives in the balance. Sentencing reform is a good place to start. It defines the system, who’s going in for how long, and at what cost.” ~Senator...

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THE RED DOT RESISTANCE  On February 23rd, MCAN Organizer Danielle Williams hosted a Roxbury watch party where area residents got together to view a segment of the critically acclaimed Ava Duvernay film, “the 13th.” After, the segment was played participants engaged in a conversation around what they just viewed, the information they just gained, and the role it plays in their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. Almost instantaneo...

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Train up a child in the way he/she should; even when they are old they will not depart from it ~Proverbs 22:6   On Thursday, February 23rd, the Youth Jobs Coalition/I have a future organization held a rally in Boston where 800 youth activists from across the state gathered in Boston at the Old South Church in Copley Square. They marched all the way to the state house where they had two messages for Governor Charlie Baker: 1st message — Fo...

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FACTS — 43% of Inmates in ESSEX COUNTY Jails have not been convicted of any crime (about 450 people)   On February 16th, ECCO led a criminal justice reform meeting addressing a range of issues affecting Massachusetts on a state-level. This meeting was held in response to the “lack of findings” recorded by the state in a study conducted by the Council on State Governments (CSG). Who solely focused on after prison reform and did not inc...