Yesterday the Oakland Local posted an amazing interview with Mia Mingus, a queer disabled woman of color activist who’s been involved in generationFIVE, a group working to end child sexual abuse in five generations, and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, a movement for reproductive justice based in Atlanta, GA. In the interview, Mia discusses ableism, healing, and community-centered methods for responding to multiple kinds of violence. This interview is really powerful! Check it out here: http://oaklandlocal.com/2013/05/an-interview-with-mia-mingus-oakland-champion-of-change-on-transformative-justice/
Happy Alternatives to Incarceration Friday! Starting this week, UO Prison Justice will be posting every Friday to highlight a story or example of an alternative to incarceration that is currently being experimented with across the country. UO Prison Justice loves Fridays, and we hate prisons, so it feels to us like a natural combination!
This week, check out a story from the New York Daily News about a district attorney in Brooklyn who believes that mothers convicted of nonviolent felonies will be more successfully rehabilitated if they’re allowed to stay home with their children, rather than being stolen from their communities and families and locked up: Brooklyn DA to launch program allowing female felons to serve sentences at home.
Leave your thoughts in the comments, and have a great Alternatives to Incarceration Friday!