Abolition Event Calendar
A calendar of events focused on defunding the police, abolition, developing alternatives to police, and elimination of the carceral state.
These events are compiled from publicly available information and submissions, and are not associated with dontcallthepolice.com.
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Decarceration for All: Why people serving life sentences should come home
May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDTFree
About this Event
Why should folks convicted of violent crimes come home?
76% of people incarcerated in California were convicted of violent crimes, and the majority of them are Black and Non-Black People of Color. If we continue to ignore this population, we will never dismantle mass incarceration and the racist legacy of slavery.
We know that long term sentencing is ineffective, no matter the crime of conviction. Research shows that those released from life sentences are very unlikely to return to prison, and often represent a group of people who have made profound and genuine changes in their lives. UnCommon Law and ChangeLawyers will walk you through the concept of decarceration for all. Our panelists will discuss how bringing people home from life sentences is the only way to create a humane criminal justice system.
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