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Restore Parole-Eligible People to Their Families

posted Oct 19, 2015, 1:24 PM by Sophia Webmaster

3,000 Wisconsin citizens are lost in the bureaucracy of our broken prison system.  Their family members will tell their stories and read  their letters from prison. Remember them and advocate for their release:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
      6:00 – 7:00 pm
      St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

      128 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee
      (parking on the side, off 2nd St.)

You can read their letters here.

There are thousands of people in our prisons who do not need to be there.  These Old Law prisoners, who have served the time envisioned by the judge who sentenced them in the last century, are eligible for parole.  But the parole system has broken down.  By its own admission, it does not coordinate efforts with the Department of Corrections.  Not all Old Law prisoners are ready to be released, but many are.

On October 20, we will hear the stories of many of these parole-eligible prisoners.  We will hear from them in their own words as we read their letters.

Together, we will pray for those who ought to be free, and we will pray for the families and loved ones of those in prison.  And, we will commit ourselves to being sure they cannot remain forgotten by our faith communities, and by those who have the power to set things right.

Family members and loved ones of Parole-eligible prisoners are invited to bring some symbol of their loved one (e.g. a picture, an article of clothing, a musical instrument, something they have made) to display, to help everyone present to connect with and appreciate them.

All are invited to join us for an hour of prayer and solidarity.

For more information, contact David Liners at 414-736-2099 ~ david.liners1@gmail.com.


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