Advocates Raise Awareness of Prison System Across Country
News Channel 12 takes a look at the injustices in the United States prison system. Activists are marking "Locked in Solidarity National Awareness and Action Day" this week to highlight what they say are injustices in the country's prison system. It's the fourth annual observance. At the Recovery House of Worship in Brooklyn Heights, supporters gathered for a panel discussion with the Brooklyn nonprofit Trellis and the Christian Community Development Association. Trellis says the United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of its prisoners. Among the speakers were police officers, advocacy organizations and former prisoners. They said the goal is to educate, inspire and spur reforms.
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Mike Palombi is the author of the book, “How’s It Feel, Tough Guy?”. It is a story about crime, addiction, salvation, restoration, and redemption. The book is currently in over one hundred prisons and county jails nationwide. Together with his wife Heidi, they use the book as a vehicle to bring a message of hope to those most others deem to be hopeless. Mike regularly speaks at men’s groups, churches, recovery events, drug treatment facilities and jails.