Please join us this week on KBOO community radio for Prison Pipeline as we talk with Julia Lazareck of Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons.
Friends and Family of Incarcerated persons exists to help family members and community who are left behind when the criminal justice system removes a loved one from their circle. FFIP provides an open forum for discussion about the problems families encounter and helps loved ones move past the stigma by connecting with others having similar experiences.
From their website, "While the incarcerated person is out of sight we continue to be visible. As we continue our daily routine we can feel like society thinks of us as part of the problem. We believe we should not accept guilt or blame. While other groups attempt to heal and reconstruct the offender we must stand on the sidelines and struggle. While we agree with and sometimes engage in advocacy for the prisoner's problems, we are a group primarily dealing with daily routine business and daily living on the outside. Because of meeting and sharing with each other our group is able to contend with the public's criticisms and educate ourselves into a supportive community. This supportive community relieves the feelings of hopelessness and negativity and turns our feelings of love into positive forward movement."
Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system. Our goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justice system, address the root causes of crime, and challenge the status quo. We seek to promote awareness and activism in order to foster a safe, healthy, and just society.Tune in every Monday at 6:30 P.M. to hear our hosts Karen James, Adam Carpinelli, Amy Johnson, Emma Lugo, Doug McVay and Isabelle Sinclar explore the Oregon justice system with a variety of guests.
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons: https://theffip.org/
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