Justice Reform

This week on The Local Take, I speak with Pamela Perkins Carn from Ending Mass Incarceration Georgia Network (EMI-GA) coalition. EMI-GA is launching a TOOL KIT for use in fighting the Pre-School to Prison Pipeline. In the state of Georgia, this pipeline is too real. Our state has the highest number of people per capita under correctional control.  The pipeline starts with suspensions and expulsions in Pre-School and ends with Prison.

This week on The Local Take, I reached out to Erin Haney from Reform Alliance after hearing her presentation at an Ending Mass Incarceration - Georgia meeting. She spoke about the justice reform challenges in our state.  In Georgia, 1 in 14 adults is in the probation/parole spindle back to prison. The national average is 1 in 55. This is actually an improvement from a few years ago.

This week on WCLK's The Local Take(Saturday 8am), I speak with community advocate Sherri Jefferson, founder of the African American Juvenile Justice Project. Amid the pandemic, a judge in Fayette County has sentenced a 76-year-old African American woman to 499 days in jail for a DUI that did not involve any people being harmed.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, I spoke with Glenda Gill,  founder of Save a Girl, Save a World about their program to promote intergenerational communication and engagement with African American girls, young adults and women. Glenda Gill shares how she came to found Save A Girl, Save a World (SAGSAW), after hearing a keynote address from Julianne Malveaux. 

This week on The Local Take I welcomed back Pamela Perkins-Carn, a community advocate who is involved with EMI-Georgia Network.  I speak with her about this organization and their work specifically in our state to end the school/birth to prison pipeline. The End Mass Incarceration Georgia Network is an intentional association of faith communities, organizations and individuals formed to effect positive change in the area of juvenile and criminal justice.