Against Life Without Parole by Restoring Citizenship
Families of prisoners, students, and local community members are unsatisfied with the current practices of our Massachusetts criminal justice system. Our discontent ranges from issues concerning prison conditions, mandatory LWOP sentencing statues, and lastly, prisoner suffrage. As a result of our collective grievances, we are unifying around an Emancipation Initiative and reaching out to our state representatives in hopes of setting goals, exploring alternatives, and collectively developing plans to infuse a sense of humanity to incarcerated persons throughout the state.
This letter is drafted on behalf of the Emancipation Initiative and is representative of family members, local residents, students, and MA DOC prison population, and their disposition concerning LWOP prison sentences and universal prisoner suffrage for the entire Massachusetts Department of Corrections.