FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Families for Justice as Healing Rally for Awareness
“Massachusetts families and community organizations rally against construction of new $550 million dollar prisons”
June 6, 2012- Boston, MA- Nonprofit Families for Justice as Healing has partnered with Touch 106.1 FM, families of the incarcerated and other community organizations to rally against the construction of new women’s prisons in Massachusetts. The goal of this rally/ petition signing is to protest and raise public awareness of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and state legislatures’ allocation of $550 million dollars to build more jails for women and the impact on local communities.
WHAT: Rally & Petition signing
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th 2012
12PM - 2PM
WHERE: 65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119 (Outside of the Dudley Square Library)
About Families for Justice as Healing:
Families for Justice as Healing, speaks from the perspective of incarcerated women and their children. Organizing and mobilizing families of those incarcerated for drug related offenses to join the movement toward creating legislation that heals and rebuilds families and communities. F.F.J.A.H. advocates for evidence based solutions that address addiction and support basic human needs for all people and public health alternatives to the current U.S. drug policies that focus on criminalization, the war on drugs and mass incarceration.
For additional information on Families for Justice as Healing, please visit http://www.familiesforjusticeashealing.org/
Ariel C. Goode
Leira Public Relations
Las Vegas/ Boston