Updated: May 15
Free Your Art is Deaf Child’s fundraiser to have a heart and fight mass incarceration locally by donating to Orleans Public Defenders.
The concept of Free Your Art as a blog series started as a way to provide research into the inner workings of how criminalization impacts society, factors influencing a safe community, along with ways to break the cycle of unnecessary detainment.
This then turned into ongoing research on how a select privileged few deprive impoverished masses of resources in order to control them.
After a little over a year the series has become a culmination of information shared in New Orleans online communities regarding police use of force, corruption, and discrimination in order to make money off of keeping people locked up.
So much is happening so quickly in the user pay justice system that at this point it is not about explaining the existence of mass incarceration, but rather fighting for an end.
This issue includes twenty four links: Seven reasons criminalizing immigrants exacerbates mass incarceration, nine warnings for-profit prison systems violate human rights locally, plus eight criminal justice updates.
Visit noladeafchild.com/free-your-art for an overview of the Free Your Art blog series, fundraiser, and how Orleans Public Defenders works on behalf of human rights.
Seven reasons criminalizing immigrants exacerbates mass incarceration:
Nine warnings for-profit prison systems violate human rights locally:
Eight criminal justice updates: