Proceeds from Thursday’s show at Boot & Saddle with go toward the music nonprofit Beyond the Bars. Local rapper Chill Moody will headline a benefit show tomorrow night at the South Philly venue Boot & Saddle. Proceeds from the concert will go toward Beyond the Bars, a nonprofit that aims to increase music education resources for incarcerated juveniles in Philadelphia.
Juvenile lifers are getting a chance at release under a Supreme Court decision that their sentences were illegal. Now, appeals by 18-, 19- and 20-year-old lifers who say they, too, should get relief have begun to reach the state’s highest court.
The court ruled that there is a presumption against life sentences for juveniles – and that, in order to sentence a minor to life, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is incapable of rehabilitation. – Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
After learning about a 6-year-old autistic student who was put in handcuffs for biting his aide in 2013, Phoenixville parent Blake Emmanuel took action. Before she was through, a bipartisan legislative commission had investigated harsh disciplinary practices in schools and concluded that they negatively affect all students, but that children of color and those with disabilities are disproportionately affected.
You can RSVP for this free event now:
A Re-Entry Film Festival and Panel discussion featuring the documentary: “They Call Us Monsters”. This film explores the dynamics of the criminal justice system in which juveniles are treated like adults and held in adult prisons, sometimes for life.
More info: A Re-Entry Film Festival and panel discussion featuring the documentary: “They Call Us Monsters”. This film explores the dynamics of the criminal justice system in which juveniles are treated like adults and held in adult prisons, sometimes for life. The panel discussion will feature expert criminologists, community activists and formerly incarcerated juvenile lifers who will share their experiences, insights and solutions for addressing this horrible practice. The Reentry Project’s Editor, Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, will also participate in the panel.
DATE AND TIME: Tue, June 20, 2017, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
LOCATION: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Event organizers: Frontline Dads, Inc. / Black Male Engagement (BMe) / TCRC