Join us on October 30th for the launch of MediaJustice’s new report, No More Shackles: Ten Arguments Against Pretrial Electronic Monitoring.

While often framed as an “alternative” to mass incarceration, electronic monitoring (EM) is actually an expansion of it. Proponents of EM argue that it is cheaper than jail and increases public safety. Those who favor monitors even try to create a favorable image of EM by referring to these devices as “ankle bracelets” as if they are jewelry.

By contrast, we refer to these devices as “ankle shackles.” MediaJustice’s new report shows that electronic monitoring has disastrous consequences for individuals subjected to it—especially people of color from marginalized communities. This research is based on the lived experiences of the people who have worn these electronic shackles.

The report launch will include perspectives and testimony from people who personally experienced EM, grassroots organizers in Chicago, and other leaders in the national movement demanding #NoMoreShackles.

The evening will be hosted by Lavette Mayes of CCBF and feature presentations from James Kilgore of MediaJustice and Challenging E-Carceration and Robert Agnew of JustLeadershipUSA Milwaukee.

The event will close with a LIVESTREAMED panel featuring Rashanti Mcshane and other individuals directly impacted by electronic monitoring in conversation with Emmanuel Andre, Executive Director of the Northside Transformative Justice Center and a member of CCBF’s Advisory Board.

5:30-6:00pm Gathering time with light refreshments
6:00-7:30pm Program

***Join the conversation on Twitter using #NoMoreShackles and #NoDigitalPrisons***


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