During a discussion of the Appleton Prison and criminal justice reform broadcast earlier this month on Minnesota Public Radio, Justice 4 All organizer Justin Terrell and Representative Tim Miller agreed that a public meeting in North Minneapolis would be a good thing.
Representative Raymond Dehn, DFL-Minneapolis, will be hosting that meeting on April 26. Details are in the image at the top of this post.
While people in Greater Minnesota might find it difficult to travel to week night forum, the event will be live streamed by The Uptake for those who want to watch next Tuesday. We'll post the livestream here as well.
It's a great opportunity rural people to listen to and learn from urban communities; Dehn, Miller and Terrell are to be commended for putting this together.
The Facebook event page for the town hall notes:
Rep. Raymond Dehn (DFL-Minneapolis) will be hosting a town hall meeting with Reps. Tim Miller (R-Prinsburg), Kathy Lohmer (R-Stillwater), Abigail Whelan (R-Anoka), Matt Dean (R-Dellwood), and Jeff Backer (R-Browns Valley) on realigning sentencing and the Appleton Prison. They will be joined by Justin Terrell from Justice 4 All and Jamil Jackson from TakeAction Minnesota.
The community discussion will focus the impacts of mass incarceration and the proposed reopening of Correction Corporation of America’s Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton.
This event is free and open to both the press and the public
Image: a poster for the event.
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