Racial Justice and Decolonization

We Need a Prison Moratorium

by Cole Harrison Testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, October 5, 2021 Thank you, co-chairs Eldridge and Cabral, for convening this hearing.  I am Cole Harrison, executive director of Massachusetts Peace Action.  Peace Action was formed in 1957 as the Committee for a […]

Prison Moratorium Bill Town Hall

Thank you for supporting the prison construction moratorium bills, S-2030 and H-1905, to stop the building of new jails and prisons and a new $50 million women’s prison. The challenge now is to build support in the State Senate and House for the moratorium Bill. […]

Prison Moratorium Bill

Hearing on a Moratorium on Prison Construction

By pressing pause on prison and jail construction we’ll stop the proposal to build a new $50 million women’s prison from being built, and give the Commonwealth time to implement real justice practices that benefit all incarcerated people and their communities instead.    Read about […]