“From Talk to Action: Part 3”
This is the third installment in our series “From Talk Action: A Community Conversation on Systemic Racism. Ms. Diamonte Brown will begin with a brief progress report on actions taken since our last event in August and then lead a facilitated conversation on the issue of solitary confinement in Maryland. The average length of stay in segregation in Maryland is 130 days, 228 days for the mentally ill. This is twice the national average. The goal of this conversation is to develop action items to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Maryland and mitigate it’s negative consequences.
Diamonte Brown is the Director of Out For Justice. Out For Justice is an ex-offender, member-led organization that promotes the reform of policies that adversely affect the ex-offender re-entering into society successfully. Out For Justice strives to change the perception of the ex-offender by promoting the 3 Es of Education, Empowerment, and Engagement. Learn more at out4justice.org.