New Audio Documentary: The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement: The Struggle for Freedom and Transformation Continues

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L to R: Tina Reynolds, Dorsey Nunn, Bruce Reilly, Daryl Atkinson, Steven Huerta, Khalid Raheem, Susan Burton, Pastor Kenny Glasgow, Yusef Shakur

At the forefront of leadership in the struggle to end the US system of mass incarceration stands the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement (FICPM), a nationwide coalition of formerly incarcerated men and women who are holding forth a radical vision for justice and transformation, and who are putting that vision to work in towns and cities across the nation.

This 29-minute radio documentary highlights the voices of nine members of the FICPM steering committee, men and women who have experienced the workings of the US criminal justice system from the inside out, and who have dedicated themselves to the work of building a new and better future, not only for presently and formerly incarcerated people, but for the entire nation.

The knowledge gathered represents just part of the FICPM, learned over the course of a collective century of incarceration, over a dozen college degrees, and several books in print.  Members are leading organizations, drafting new legislation, and releasing cutting-edge research.

 

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About Bruce Reilly

Bruce Reilly is the Deputy Director of Voice of the Ex-Offender in New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and author of NewJack's Guide to the Big House. Much of his writing can be found on www.Unprison.org.

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