End Mass Incarceration Now

By THE NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD For more than a decade, researchers across multiple disciplines have been issuing reports on the widespread societal and economic damage caused by America’s now-40-year experiment in locking up vast numbers of its citizens. If there is any remaining disagreement about the destructiveness of this experiment, it mirrors the […]

WHAT IS LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN?

Inspired by the internationally acclaimed hip hop theater production “Lyrics from Lockdown” (Executive Produced by Harry Belafonte), LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN is a movement spark – a multimedia, interdisciplinary strategy for igniting dialogue and action aimed at ending the worst prison crisis in history.  Our objectives are outlined in the “Bill of Rights for Returning Citizens” […]

LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN LETTER FROM GINA BELAFONTE & NAACP PRESIDENT BENJAMIN JEALOUS

Mass incarceration in the United States has grown to unprecedented proportions.  While it has long plagued communities of color, it is increasingly a socioeconomic issue ravaging families in working and poor communities nationwide.  Yet the inhumane conditions incarcerated men, women and children face every day are marginalized in the mainstream media and broader public conversation.  We need your […]