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The students at Philander Smith College in Little Rock are taking on justice issues, and tackling our broken justice system. I am so proud of them. They have hung a banner that is visible from the interstate saying “JUSTICE”. In classrooms and special extracurricular activities they are looking at our broken justice program as an arena of study and then trying to educate the state. They are also working to help free Tim Howard, an innocent man on Arkansas’s death row, where all inmates are kept in isolation cells. The students have built a replica of an isolation cell, just like those used in the supermax prisons in our state. It is horribly realistic and, as you step inside, one can easily imagine how oppressive it would be to live there for months, years, or one’s entire life. Click to continue reading…
We asked prisoners “If somebody had said something to you when you were between 10 and 18 years old that might have changed your life and kept you out of prison, what would that something have been?”
Inmates from around the country shared their stories and thoughts to help kids in an Arkansas juvenile detention center. Each letter was read to the boys by counselor Jeff Cox, as an opportunity for discussion and healing. These real stories inspire “Jeff’s Kids” to change their lives. Read more