The High Cost of 3-Strikes Laws in Massachusetts
Friday, January 27th, 7-9 PM
First Church of Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Boston, MA
In November, despite protests from community activists and legal experts, both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts State Senate passed “3-Strikes” bills that could have disastrous consequences for our communities. As this legislation speeds toward a final vote, it is essential that we educate ourselves about the rampant injustice of our criminal justice system and how 3-Strikes provisions perpetuate and magnify that injustice.
Join us in a panel discussion on the potential repercussions of the 3-Strike law for MA featuring key players in the debate:
* Representative Liz Malia, one of four white representatives to join the Black and Latino Caucus in opposing 3-Strikes for MA
* Jamahrl Crawford, of Occupy the Hood, long-time activist and editor of The Blackstonian
* Harvard Law Professor and former US District court Justice Nancy Gertner
Ben Thompson, Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, will moderate.
Come to listen, ask questions, and learn how we can take action to stop injustice in our community!
This event is co-sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Forum and The Union of Minority Neighborhoods.