Justice is best served by helping people heal and preventing further harm, says longtime California prisoner rights activist Laura Magnani. She argues that with growing momentum for change, now is the time to overhaul the U.S. prison system.
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.
Who we are
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
Where we work
AFSC has office around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.