I am taken to VCU Medical Center often for treatment. As a resident of a treatment facility, not an inmate in a prison, I should not have to wear a jumpsuit and wrist and leg shackles. Yet I must do this each time I go to the hospital. I am also not supposed to be within sight and sound of inmates from the department of Corrections who are held in a “holding cell” before their appointments. I am usually within sight and sound of them.
Our vision for a just future
1. Abolish pre-crime preventative detention laws
2. Free our friends and loved ones from dehumanizing labels
3. Realign our justice system with the values of restoration and reintegration
Just Future Project is a new initiative focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws. We are a people-driven grassroots advocacy campaign dedicated to building a movement of community members demanding an end to indefinite detention regimes.
Why Is This Important?
Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.
We believe in justice, that persons who have caused harm may be held accountable for their actions. But justice also demands proportionality and due process, elements essential to distinguish justice from mere vengeance. The goal of any true system of justice must be restoration and re-integration, not the perpetual containment and incapacitation that have come to define the U.S. criminal legal system.