Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement to meet in NYC on March 27
The newly formed Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement will meet on Wednesday, March 27, from 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Correctional Association of New York’s Harlem offices, located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (7th Avenue) between 124th and 125th Streets, Suite 200 (2nd floor). (see map below)
This working meeting, which will focus on legislative work, is open to all. Formerly incarcerated people and family members of those in prisons are especially encouraged to attend, as are advocates, concerned community members, lawyers, and individuals in the human rights, health, and faith communities throughout New York City and New York State. For more information, contact caicny[@]gmail.com.
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