Some days I feel like I am walking on eggshells, 3 feet thick! We are definitely “under the microscope” 24/7. Often I view the treatment process as being a brain-washing pattern where they want to lay you down, cut you open, scrape everything that’s inside out. They want to put back in what they want to be there. I fight mentally to retain “me”, my identity, my personality. Worst of all (for me), is that many parts of treatment go against my walk with God , opposite to the Scriptures and contrary to the way I was raised, that is taught at home and church. It’s a challenge. I stay in prayer 24/7. I try to stay focused. There are so many hurdles to try to get over.
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.
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