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Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families and Communities

February 1-28, 2019
at Johnson House

The Johnson House and Art for Justice will present an exhibit of prisoner art to promote thought on ways to prevent crime, reduce levels of incarceration, and find effective, humane ways to improve the Criminal Justice and Correction System.

February 8, 6-8 PM - Reception and Speakers

Cameron Holmes, Spoken Word Artist, reading My Art, My Story by Daniel Gwynn. Daniel Gwynn is on death row for a crime he did not commit. 

Zane Johnson, Managing Attorney, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, will provide brief remarks about the expungement process.

February 9, 6-7 PM - Toward Healing, Justice, and Community Transformation: Workshop for the Community with Kempis Songster

Examine and discuss the true costs of incarceration on families and communities. Locking up millions of people has had deep, devestating concequences and fails to deliver justice and safety for our communities. Facilitated by Kempis Songster, formerly incarcerated juvenile lifer, the community will engage in discussion about facing fears and barriers that hinder hope and healing after violence and victimization and reimagine justice to build a shared vision for individual and community safety that does not rely on imprisonment.


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