Decarcerating Alaska

April 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

We know that Alaska's prisons do not effectively stop cycles of harm, help people deal with mental and behavioral health needs, or help people and communities thrive. So what would Alaska look like if we didn't use prisons as a cornerstone of our approach to community safety? What would it take to reduce the number of people - nearly 5,000, including a disproportionate number of Alaska Native people - incarcerated in them? How can we work toward this goal while ensuring the rights and wellbeing of those incarcerated? Please join the ACLU of Alaska for a discussion on prison abolition, and what our communities would look like without reliance on a westernized criminal justice system.