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Karima Amin

“Revolving Door?”

    by Karima Amin When someone is paroled, they serve part of their sentence under the supervision of their community with an eye toward the parole candidate’s becoming a productive member of society. Frustration…

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The Journey Continues

June, 2016 Program     by Karima Amin This is our anniversary month. Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. held its first monthly meeting in June of 2005.  We screened the film “Angola,” about the infamous…

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Immersion East Side

PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE TOO, INC. WILL MEET ON MONDAY, MAY 23       by Karima Amin Just about a year ago, I became acquainted with Canisius College’s Immersion East Side Ignatian Seminar though meeting…

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The Struggle Continues

    by Karima Amin I received some good news last week. I was elated to learn that John Walker is no longer on lifetime parole. At first, I was in total shock. John’s life…

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“The Released”

  by Karima Amin Sadly, some of us have a bad habit of ostracizing and marginalizing people who don’t fit our opinions of who is beautiful, good, acceptable, and worthy of our respect, humanity, and…

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Taking Care of Business

      by Karima Amin Happy New Year! 2016 is here and we are good to go! 2015 was jam packed with actions and movements, some frustrations and disappointments but we accomplished much. Restorative…

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Breaking Down the Box

    by Karima Amin At its monthly meeting on November 30, PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE TOO, INC. will consider “breaking down the box,” not to be confused with the campaign to “ban the box.” Banning…

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The Work Needs YOU!

  by Karima Amin   Here in Buffalo there are meetings, forums, panels, rallies, gatherings, demonstrations, teach-ins and conferences everyday. On a daily basis, those of us who care about social justice are scrambling for…

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ATTICA: Yesterday and Today

  by Karima Amin On September 9, 1971, a group of courageous Black prisoners at Attica Prison in Wyoming County, New York, instigated a 5-day prison uprising that would shock this nation and the world….

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Recidivism: What Does It Tell Us?

  by Karima Amin While America incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world, it is also a fact that recidivism rates among the states are among the highest in the…

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