Safe & Just Michigan “Day of Empathy” Set for March 22, 2022

Join Safe & Just Michigan for the 6th Annual Day of Empathy event which will be held on March 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Speaker’s Library at the Michigan Capitol. Those not comfortable attending in-person can participate on-line. Contact [email protected] for more information The Day …

Prison reform group wants shorter sentences for inmates who earn credits through rehabilitation

On Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022, Hope United Methodist Church played host to a press conference called by the Liberty and Justice For All Coalition to introduce the Good Time Ballot Initiative. The coalition is a group of organizations that want to cut Michigan’s incarceration rate in half by 2030. Watch …

𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞!

Michigan is one of only six states with no policy for Good Time or Earned Time Credits. Because of our 100% Truth in Sentencing law and the lack of a Good Time policy, incarcerated individuals in Michigan serve approximately 126% of their minimum sentence or 6.5 years on average. Consequently, we …

WLNS News Segment on Prison Gerrymandering Features VAAC’s Danny Jones

In December of 2021 when the Michigan Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission (MICRC) was deciding how to redraw the legislative district maps for Michigan, this story and video appeared on WLNS.com. It features an interview with VAAC’s Chairperson, Danny Jones. Watch it here or read the article below. Have you ever …

Strong Women Warriors Table of Perseverance

The Grand Rapids Chapter of A. Philip Randolph Institute recently hosted a panel discussion as part of their Black History Month Virtual Community Conversation program. Watch the recording from the February 15th Facebook Live event HERE. Hear our sisters as they share their stories of the obstacles and challenges they’ve …