Women & Incarceration: A Panel Discussion in Memory of Ramona Brant, Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, Thursday, 28. February 2019



Join us for a candid conversation dedicated to our beloved sister, Ramona Brant, who became an ancestor on February 25, 2018.  Since being released from prison just two years prior, Ramona died fighting to transform the criminal justice system and end the incarceration of women and girls.
With increasing public awareness about criminal justice reform, including federal passage of the First Step Act, and a statewide focus on reentry, little is discussed about women and incarceration.
If we're talking about economic mobility, we need to talk about women and incarceration.
The Sentencing Project reports that between 1980 and 2016, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%. Eighty percent of women in jails/prisons are mothers or caregivers, according to Women's Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie, a report by The Prison Policy Initiative, and in North Carolina, 48 of every 100,000 women in the state are in jail or prison.  In Charlotte, there were 116 women detained at Mecklenburg County Jail North according to the FY18 Q3 Jail Population Trend Report, 
If we're talking about family stability, including involvement with the criminal justice system, we need to talk about women and incarceration.

Thursday, 28. February 2019, Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, Women & Incarceration: A Panel Discussion in Memory of Ramona Brant

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