Demonstrating the ‘power of we’
General Assembly rallies with local activist groups against expansion of Spokane County Jail, raises almost $40,000 for community center.
If I didn’t tell that story, it wouldn’t get told
A journalist on the front lines in a battle for criminal justice reform in Spokane, Washington.
UUs rally to end mass incarceration, stop Spokane jail expansion
Chanting “End mass incarceration!” and “Schools not cells!” about 1,000 Unitarian Universalists gathered in a public park in Spokane, Washington, for the General Assembly 2019 public witness event.
The First Principle at work in prisons
Two prison chaplains who minister together in Oregon’s only women’s prison discuss the need to end the prison-industrial complex and mass incarceration.
‘I see you. You’re there. You’re not forgotten.’
The Church of the Larger Fellowship’s Worthy Now Prison Ministry serves nearly 1,000 people in prison.
BLUU announces black theology symposium this fall
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism drafts bylaws, introduces membership program, and works to end cash bail.
UUs mobilize for voting rights, criminal justice reform
As elections approach, Unitarian Universalists work to register voters, promote criminal justice reform, and re-enfranchise 1.5 million people in Florida.
New Orleans activists urged restorative justice for assailants who attacked two UUA employees
Two UUA employees who were violently robbed during the 2017 General Assembly urged leniency in case against four attackers, who were sentenced to prison terms.
UUs learn tools for ending the money bail system
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism hosts public witness event at 2018 General Assembly focused on criminal justice reform.
Read this: Maricopa County’s ‘Tent City’ jail to close
Arizona’s notorious outdoor jail was focus of UUA public witness event at Phoenix General Assembly in 2012.
Read this: New Orleans courts sued for jailing people to fund courts
Class-action lawsuit says the New Orleans court system preys on poor people for funds, jails them indefinitely when they can’t pay.
The War on Drugs’ war on families
A documentary film shows the tragic consequences of mandatory minimum sentences.