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  • Writer's pictureStacey Borden

Activists march against prison State moving forward with plan for new women’s prison

As reported Anna Lamb of the Bay State Banner - Activists and elected officials marched the three miles from the Suffolk County House of Corrections to the Massachusetts State House Monday morning in support of a moratorium on construction of a new women’s prison in Norfolk.

As a finale to seven days of similar marches done by the group, more than 100 people gathered on the State House steps, where those impacted by incarceration and their local representatives spoke to the need for restorative justice rather than more punitive institutions.

Representatives from the group Families for Justice as Healing — a group of formerly incarcerated women who now advocate for the abolition of the prison system — organized the event alongside the Boston chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Community Love Fund. Read more HERE

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