Sentencing Project Article on extending Voting Rights in Prison

VAAC has a long term goal to influence Michigan policy to allow for voting in prison. Currently Maine, Vermont and Washington DC allow people who are currently incarcerated serving a sentence to vote. Connecticut, Oregon, Illinois, New York and New Jersey are working on legislation  to bring voting to those incarcerated …

A paid short essay prize for work authored by people who are currently or formerly incarcerated

Truthout is proud to open submissions for the second year of the annual Keeley Schenwar Memorial Essay Prize, for work authored by people who are currently or formerly incarcerated. Truthout will be awarding two prizes, each for an original essay of 1,500 words or less on the topic of prisons, policing or …

Nation Outside and VAAC Release First of Its Kind Jail Voting Report

People held in pretrial detention in Michigan have the right to vote but are routinely denied the basic help and access they need to cast a ballot. The findings of the report will be detailed at a press conference to be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Genesee County Jail.

Film Screening and Panel discussion Friday Sept 24 at 6:30

Join us for a screening of the 50 minute  documentary “Drawing the Line: Inside the Fight to End Prison Gerrymandering” followed by a panel discussion with the director, activist leaders and people interviewed in the movie.   Gain a deeper understanding of Prison Gerrymandering in Michigan, its impact and how we can …

Act now to end Prison Gerrymandering in Michigan legislative redistricting.

We MUST end prison gerrymandering in legislative redistricting in Michigan. The MICRC (Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission) is completing their redistricting plans which will be in effect for the next 10 years. VAAC is asking everyone to take two specific actions in support of ending this unfair practice. Post a …