Ensure Protection

Ensure that Black Greater Grand Rapids’ persons who are incarcerated are protected & have the support for reintegration

Few would intelligibly argue against the fact that the US prison industrial complex is a derivative of the system of enslavement in the United States. The 13th Amendment guarantees liberation, and in effect, is its own loophole to that very freedom, stating, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”16 And that loophole has been grossly exploited, leaving the United States as a display of exponential incarceration, disproportionately of Black people, especially Black men.