Mass incarceration is a human rights and justice issue impacting over 2.3 million adults and youth, along with their families and victims.
The U.S. is known as the land of the free, yet more people are locked up than any other country in the world. Representing less than 5% of the world’s population, we now hold almost 25% of the world’s total prison population.
GC2 SUMMIT ON MASS INCARCERATION VIDEOS
While mass incarceration impacts individuals and communities, the impact is felt more deeply by those who are people of color and the poor. Mass incarceration is an issue which has been largely ignored by the Church, and now is the time for the Church to speak up about the injustices and respond with justice, mercy, and compassion. Check out the videos from the GC2 Summit on Mass Incarceration.VIEW ALL THE PLENARY SESSIONS