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
All are invited to join us for an hour of prayer and solidarity.
For more information, contact David Liners at 414-736-2099 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org.