WHAT: Provides a forum for education, advocacy, and direct service of justice in our incarceration systems.
Mission of the Incarceration Justice Group
We believe, as part of a faith community, that God’s love extends to all, including people who are incarcerated and those returning to the community. We strive to educate ourselves and others about incarceration justice, promote an expectation of care, dignity and respect for all, and partner with other organizations to advocate for change, while participating in direct service opportunities.
The Incarceration Justice Group meets monthly to discuss the incarceration systems in our country. We write letters to DC residents imprisoned in federal facilities, read books about incarceration, and discuss opportunities to advocate for reform of the incarceration systems in our region. For more information, contact Jan Lipscomb.
- Incarceration Justice - Next monthly meetings on December 12 and January 9, 2024. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us as we close 2023 and welcome 2024.
Selected past Events
- Incarceration Justice Talk Recording – Highly Recommended! - Almost 500 people joined the September 20th event sponsored by the McClendon Scholar Program to hear Anthony Ray Hinton of the Equal Justice Initiative. Mr. Hinton told his powerful story … Learn more
- Incarceration Justice Meeting with Charles Allen, DC Council Member – October 10, 2023 - On Tuesday, October 10, at 7 pm we viewed a documentary on returning citizens in Washington, DC and welcomed Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen. The documentary, “Redemption,” featured men from … Learn more
- Write Holiday Letters for Incarceration Justice - Write holiday letters and draw pictures for individuals at the DC Jail on Sunday, December 3, or December 10. Brighten up the life of someone longing for contact with the outside world. Learn more
- Incarceration Justice Meeting – Save the January Date - The Incarceration Justice group will welcome Rudy Logan, Missioner of Equity and Justice, at the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC. Learn more