THE CLARION CALL HOSTS INFORMATIVE AND COMPELLING
TOWN HALL ON MASS INCARCERATION
Co-hosted by Bowie State University
Bowie, MD – The Clarion Call hosted a Town Hall on circumventing the third grade non-proficient readers to prison pipeline and explored options to the current mass incarceration syndrome in the United States. Presenters included Wendell France, Deputy Secretary (ret) Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, and Dr. Charles Adams, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Bowie State University. The Town Hall was held at the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Bowie State University on Thursday, April 28 at 6 PM.
One out of three black males born in 2001 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Third-graders who are not proficient in reading are statistically slated for prison. The U.S. has less than 5% of the world’s population, but nearly 25% of the world’s prisoners.
About The Clarion Call
The Clarion Call is a 501(c)(3) organization that works to establish quality of life conditions for youth and stem their flow toward the prison system with the ultimate goal of ending mass incarceration.
About Bowie State University
Bowie State University is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country offering 22 undergraduate majors and 38 masters, doctoral, and advanced certification programs.
Contact: Janice Hatcher Liggins
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