Advocates for Incarcerated People
Incarcerated people in Louisiana face tremendous challenges. The cost per person spent by the state is one of the lowest in the nation. Louisiana’s high wrongful conviction rate and exoneration rate has created a community of people who have been forced to rebuild their lives from scratch without any support from those that put them in prison. The Promise of Justice Initiative works to empower these people in starting their new lives.
Impact on Families
The families of incarcerated people are often forgotten. Keeping in touch with loved ones is expensive. The trauma for children being away from their incarcerated parents is high. Families worry about their loved ones who are housed in dangerous prisons with poor living conditions, and extremely poor healthcare conditions.
Crime survivors are not a monolithic group. Victims of crimes have incredible strength and resilience, and often see the faults of the justice system for what they are. Survivors of violent crime deserve a voice- their voices serve to make us safer and more thoughtful about what restorative justice looks like – and how to better support people who have been harmed by crime.
At The Promise of Justice Initiative, we believe that each individual story is important and unique. PJI tells the stories of people in every part of the criminal justice system, because we are a community together.
Our shared experience and personal insight will help create a more fair, equitable, and safe community in Louisiana.