Please put May 13 on your calendar to attend a showing of the movie Justice in Crisis and a discussion on relevance to Thurston County issues. This program is being presented by Justice not Jails and NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Marilyn Roberts is the NAMI Thurston-Mason Director of Operations and is inviting several local experts for a discussion after the movie showing.
Justice in Crisis, is a collection of Brave New Films shorts that explore some of the problems with the criminal justice system in the U.S. Prison System. By the Numbers exposes the racial disparities in America's prison system in a compelling dissection of drug-related incarceration rates.The Power of Fear explores the scope and sources of incarceration and how societal fears exacerbate the system. The third film, OverCriminalized looks at three promising and less expensive interventions to roll back mass criminalization and reform the criminal justice system. To Prison for Poverty explores modern-day debtor’s prisons affecting low-income communities who struggle to pay traffic fines. The final film, Time to Come Home: 20 Years is Enough, examines the impact of life sentences on incarcerated people and their families. 6:30 at Olympia Universal Unitarian Congregaton. More info contact KBFriedt