Mike Perry (left) mentored Russell Green (right) when they were incarcerated in a Maryland prison. Today, both men work for the program through advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. See more photos.
In Maryland state prisons, men siphoned out of Baltimore as part of the “war on drugs” have created a new community through Friend of a Friend. Now a decade old, the mentoring program has shown that giving incarcerated men a way to see new options and find a sense of purpose can transform them into leaders working to make Baltimore whole again. Brooke Fitz introduces us to three mentors carrying out the Friend of a Friend vision.
Maryland prisoner, mentor unfairly transferred away from support network
Prisons per form hard labor at the Angola State Prison in Lousiana
CURRENTS is a visual art exhibit featuring works by F. Geoffrey Johnson and Kerly Suffren.
Screening of the film “Land of the Free” about the Angola 3’s three generations in solitary confinement, followed by a discussion moderated by Dianne Mathiowetz and featuring Akinyele Umoja, African american Studies department head at Georgia State University and Dominique Stevens from the AFSC Baltimore Healing Justice program focusing on the case of Marshall Eddie Conway and the over incarceration of African-American males.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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