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Mass Incarceration’s Impact on Black and Latino Women & Children

This program is lengthy, but it's worth watching or listening to in the background for all of you who are interested and immersed in this work.

I especially appreciate the perspective offered by the young adults and other family members who have directly experienced the impact of having one or both parents incarcerated, or being incarcerated and unable to maintain a healthy and nurturing relationship with their children.

 April 3, 2014:

This panel examines the devastating impact the youth justice system has on black and Latino young people, as well as health care for incarcerated women, and the need for comprehensive reform.

Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the Correctional Association, moderates a discussion among Hernan Carvente, Research Assistant, Vera Institute of Justice; Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Project Director, Juvenile Justice Project, Correctional Association; Mercedes Smith, Policy Specialist, Women on the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH); and Tamar Kraft-Stolar, Project Director, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association.

Part of the Sackler Center series, "States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color."

This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on March 29, 2014. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.

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