Consultation on Criminal Justice
Stony Point Center
February 17 – 19, 2012
· Over 2,300,000 adults are incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails
· Approximately 15 – 20% of inmates suffer from chronic mental illness
· From 1990 to 2009, the private prison population grew by 1600
· Companies and government agencies are replacing workers with contract prison labor
· Persons of color are more likely to be arrested, convicted, sent to prison and receive the death penalty but less likely to receive pardons or commutations.· 363,000 non-violent, undocumented immigrants are incarcerated every year
Is this what the Lord requires of us?
As people of faith and conscience, we know the answer.
We know that we are commanded to "do justice and love mercy."
Be part of the solution. Join us at Stony Point Conference Center, February 17 – 19, 2012, for a time of strategic visioning. Participants representing every aspect and area of criminal justice are coming together to share their experience and best practices in order to create a Criminal Justice Network with the capacity to educate, organize, and mobilize faith communities and persons of faith to do the work of justice and mercy.
Confirmed presenters include:
* Laura Markle Downton, Criminal Justice Reform Grassroots Coordinator, General Board of Church and Society, United Methodist Church
* Mr. Alex Friedmann, Associate Editor of Prison Legal News
* Mr. Hans Hallundbaek, Hudson River Prison Partnership Coordinator
* Mr. Glen Martin, vice president of the Fortune Society
* Rev. Sala Nolan, Minister for Justice Ministries and Human Rights, United Church of Christ
* Mr. Robert Sloan, prison labor activist, blogger for "Daily Kos
* T. Richard Snyder, former dean of New York Theological Seminary and author of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment
COST: $230.00 per person (shared room) for full conference (single room: $310.00) Commuter rate (meals only): $170.00
Register online today: http://www.stonypointcenter.org or by phone: 845-786-5674 ext. 101
For more information contact Rev. Trina Zelle at 602-796-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org