IF A NATIONS VALUES AND IDENTITY WERE JUDGED BY ITS JUSTICE SYSTEM
WHAT WOULD OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM SAY ABOUT US AS A NATION ?
WE EXIST TO BRING AWARENESS TO A CLASS OF FEDERAL INMATES THAT WILL PERISH IN PRISON FOR REASONS THAT HAVE BEEN DISPELLED BY RESEARCH, NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, AND VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC AS RACIALLY DISCRIMINATIVE TOWARDS MINORITIES: FIRST TIME AND OR NON-VIOLENT CRACK COCAINE OFFENDERS, SERVING LIFE SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE.
OUR MISSION IS TO FAITHFULLY SERVE THESE INDIVIDUAL AND TO PRESENT TO LAWMAKERS A VARIABLE OF ALTERNATIVES THAT WILL REUNITE THESE INDIVIDUALS WITH THERE FAMILIES; WHILE ALSO ADVOCATING THAT SENTENCING LAWS SHOULD BE A RESULT OF REASON NOT POLITICIANS UNWILLINGNESS TO WORK TOGETHER FOR FEAR OF BEING VIEWED AS 'SOFT ON CRIME.’
The drug war has produced profoundly racist outcomes. Although rates of drug use and selling are comparable across racial lines, people of color are far more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated for drug law violations than are whites. We believe that the mass criminalization of people of color, particularly young African American men, is as profound a system of racial control as the Jim Crow laws were in this country until the mid-1960s. Our goal is gain support to expose the racism of the drug war and to end the drug war’s assault on communities of color.