On Thursday, February 26th, SPEAR hosted its Central Park Five event. The night kicked off at 5:00PM with a screening of the 2-hr Central Park Five documentary, followed by a panel with Raymond Santana, one of the members of The Central Park Five; Five Mualimm-ak, Founder of The Incarcerated Nation Corporation; and Craig Levine, The Senior Counsel and Policy Direction for The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. The screening and panel discussion were followed by dinner and conversation between the guest speakers and the event attendees. Thank you to all the speakers and guests who attended the event!
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On Thursday morning, February 12th, a fellow SPEAR member and I attended a meeting in Trenton of the Senate Committee on Law and Public Safety to hear testimony on Bill S2588, the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act.