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FREE! Our Families and Communities from the culture and industry of prison

FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment

The culture and industry of mass incarceration in the United States targets generation after generation of disenfranchised people of color to fuel private interests and bolster rural and suburban economies.

FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment is a women-led, grassroots collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, empowering, and mobilizing ourselves to create viable community alternatives to, and impact public policy around the destructive, profit-driven prison industry.

FREE! members learn to advocate on behalf of ourselves and our imprisoned loved ones, use media production facilities, and build powerful campaigns that changes lives!

FREE! develops leadership capacity for better navigation of the criminal IN*justice system through grassroots organizing, media, and legal training. We offer direct-service referrals for family members, and technological job skills training for formerly incarcerated persons and children "of-promise", while helping to expand the discourse around justice, family, and healthy community.

Our Vision is to radically change, and share in control over, institutions that currently tear apart our children, families, and communities. We believe that our families and communities can heal and become prosperous through self-determined development, and the proper allocation of a fraction of the resources wasted on warehousing our loved ones in cages in upstate New York.

Our pro-active network of New York State families and friends with loved ones behind bars is growing rapidly! JOIN US!

FREE! works in coalition with anyone working to develop resources for supporting our brothas and sistas both in and outside of prison walls.

Rockefeller Drug Laws: Still Taxing Us!

Despite press reports claiming the fight to end mandatory minimum sentencing has been won, many still languish in New York State prisons under such laws. PrisonFamz Productions Public Service Announcement, 2009.


FREE! the Young People

PrisonFamz Productions Host interviews Tiffany Wright, Founder of Youth Empowered Together. In partnership with Community Action Roundtable and Manhattan Neighborhood Network Community Media Department. 2009.


Just Say No to AT&T / T-Mobile

Just Say No to AT&T / T-Mobile

The government must stop AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile – if approved, the acquisition could hurt American consumers and American jobs, undermine competition, slow broadband deployment, and threaten investment and America’s economic recovery.

Harms Consumers

 
 This proposed takeover could eliminate one of the country’s low-cost nationwide carriers, freeing AT&T and Verizon to increase prices.

 AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile could create a GSM monopoly, eliminating an innovative competitor that introduces new GSM devices, such as the Google Nexus.


Legislative Awareness Day : hosted by NYS Prisoner Justice Network

May 3 2011 - 7:30am
May 3 2011 - 7:30pm

If you want to fight for parole reform, a major opportunity is Legislative Awareness Day organized by the NYS Prisoner Justice Network on Tuesday May 3. That's a week from today! Registration is at: www.nysprisonerjustice.org

It is urgent that you register immediately! Why? Because it's only 8 days away, and if you need transportation, the organizers need to know so they can rent the vans and plan the pick-up locations. As you can imagine, that's not something that can be done at the last minute. Same with lunch; the caterer needs to know your food preferences so she can lay in supplies. It all can be done on the registration page. Let's help the organizers help us! Please register now!! www.nysprisonerjustice.org.


IN YOUR FACE!!! Awareness Rally in NYC - Register now!

Feb 13 2011 - 8:31am
Feb 13 2011 - 8:31pm

IN YOUR FACE MOVEMENT!!!
In Your Face Awareness Rally part IV!
Modernized Slavery! It was never abolished, just merely adjusted!
See the bigger picture.
Self Educate.
Know what you don't know and correct what you think you know.
Our 2nd focus during Part IV will be Unity & Love - A seemingly impossible task, yet the solution is really that simple. Join us in NYC on February 13th @ 3pm.

Register at www.inyourface.eventbrite.com. Peace, Unity & Progress


Removing the Bars Conference: A skills-based workshop on Criminal Justice

Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice
REGISTER TODAY!!

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

LIGHT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!!
Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice

Move beyond issue awareness and build your skills in the Criminal Justice field at our first-ever conference!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011–8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Ave. (between 121st and 122nd Streets)

[A,B,C or D to 125th; 1 to 125th; M11 or M60 buses]


Removing the Bars Conference: A skills based conference on Criminal Justice

Jan 29 2011 - 8:30am
Jan 29 2011 - 6:30pm

Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice
Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 by criminaljusticecaucus
REGISTER TODAY!!

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

LIGHT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!!
Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice

Move beyond issue awareness and build your skills in the Criminal Justice field at our first-ever conference!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011–8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Ave. (between 121st and 122nd Streets)

[A,B,C or D to 125th; 1 to 125th; M11 or M60 buses]


No more Felony Disenfranchisement in NY! - Rally on Election Day!

Nov 2 2010 - 7:21am
Nov 2 2010 - 7:21pm

No More Jim Crow Felony Disenfranchisement in New York!

On November 2nd (Election Day) – Join Rallies Statewide to Win Parolee Voting Rights

What: Rallies at key polling sites in NYC, Westchester, Albany and your community

When: Next Tuesday, November 2nd

Where: Polling locations contact alfredo@nycahn.org or 347-849-2486


No more Jim Crow Felony Disenfrahcisement in NY! - Rally on Election Day!

No More Jim Crow Felony Disenfranchisement in New York!

On November 2nd (Election Day) – Join Rallies Statewide to Win Parolee Voting Rights

What: Rallies at key polling sites in NYC, Westchester, Albany and your community

When: Next Tuesday, November 2nd

Where: Polling locations contact alfredo@nycahn.org or 347-849-2486

Support: Feel free to post the attached flier & Sign-up sheet. Send back the sign-up sheet to Alfredo if you would like us to do follow up calls to people interested in attending


F.R.E.E Family Resource Guide - DO YOU HAVE YOURS???

Last October, we launched the release of our Family Resource Guide, a comprehensive collection of family stories and helpful resources throughout New York State. We received generous funding from the North Star Fund, The Funding Exchange and other philanthropist agencies, as well as support from the Center for Constitutional Rights, to publish the guide.
We consider this guide "a labor of love," because it was lovingly created by those formerly incarcerated, friends and family members of the incarcerated, and advocates for justice.
Now our challenge is to make sure that EVERYONE in New York State has access to the guide and can share it with their friends, families, colleagues and anyone who might benefit from the information it contains.

HOW DO I GET A COPY???