Green Party of Nassau County will discuss why the Nassau County Correctional Center is a human rights catastrophe
Nassau County, NY – The next meeting of the Green Party of Nassau County is scheduled for this coming Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520.
Our meeting this month will feature a presentation on the prison-industrial complex. All are invited, including the general public. A description of the presentation follows.
Nassau County Correctional Center is a human rights catastrophe. Stephen Figurasmith (they, their, them) will present on the conditions inside the county jail as well as the history of failed attempts to reform the jail. They will speak about Prison Abolitionists of Nassau Inciting Change's (PANIC) mission and goals, why the organization advocates for abolition rather than reform of the Prison-Industrial Complex, and how Green Party members can get involved.
Stephen Figurasmith is a parent, preschool music teacher, and prison abolitionist. Stephen co-founded of Prison Abolitionists of Nassau Inciting Change (PANIC) in January 2018 to respond to human rights violations against those incarcerated in Nassau County Correctional Center and to build a local movement for a world without police and prisons. They are originally from Virginia and have lived in Amherst, MA, Atlanta, GA, and Jackson Heights, NY before moving to Valley Stream five years ago.
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