Join Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), in collaboration with Kingdom Builders Network (KBN), on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2020 for a day of celebration and service as we remember those in prison whom are often forgotten and discarded from communities.
We will hear from a panel of community leaders and formerly incarcerated individuals as they share their stories discussing the impact of mass incarceration. Stay tuned for more details!
Thank you to The City School (Poplar Campus) for hosting this event!
Mass incarceration is a term that describes the substantial increase in the number of incarcerated people in the United States' prisons over the past forty years.1
The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other nation in the world. The increase in the jail and prison population from less than 200,000 in 1972 to 2.2 million today has led to unprecedented prison overcrowding and put tremendous strain on state budgets. The United States has 5% of the world’s population but nearly 25% of its prisoners.2