"Pipeline to Prison VIII”
Florida Law & Effect of Adult Incarceration of Youths
League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, Coffee Party, Campaign for Youth Justice
October 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Franco's Italian Restaurant
"Pipeline to Prison VIII" will review Florida law and the effects of adult incarceration of youths. At present, a child who is arrested in the state will be tried either as a juvenile or as an adult based on the sole discretion of the State Attorney in the respective judicial district. No defense or judicial oversight is available to the individual. A trial in adult court will result in a criminal record and, if incarcerated, the youth will spend time in an adult facility which lacks the educational and rehabilitative accommodations available in a juvenile facility. Last year, a Senate bill, designed to modify this situation, died in committee.
The October 16 program will feature a short documentary, with Q&A on the legal, judicial, social and psychological effects of childhood incarceration. You will be instructed on actions you can take to make changes.
Join us at Franco's on October 16 at 5:30 pm. Dinner is available on an individual pay basis. Please RSVP to Paula Montgomery, 850-438-8891 or email@example.com.
Leaguer Andrea Walker will be available during the evening to sign her recently published book, "Bending the Arrow". "This remarkable account of one mother’s support of her incarcerated son is a testament to persistence, determination, and a parent’s devotion. Naïve, law-abiding school teacher Sybil casts off her feelings of despair and helplessness to take on the Georgia penal system."
October 21, General Meeting, "Pay Equity" presented by Mary Collins, Chairperson of the Women's Issues Committee. Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. Pensacola, 10:15 coffee with program at 10:30 am. Public is always welcome.