EAD 2015 Promotional Resources

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The following promotional items can be used and shared to help spread the word about EAD’s National Gathering and the issues which will be the focus of our educational and lobbying efforts.

 

Time is Money: Who’s Making a Buck Off Prisoners’ Families?

The Center for Public Integrity traveled around the U.S. to investigate the growing web of prison bankers, private vendors and corrections agencies … and how they profit off the innocent by shifting costs onto inmates’ families.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prisons

From July 2014

America’s prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets. In his usual way, John Oliver raises serious issues with a comedic twist.

Unlikely Cause Unites the Left and the Right: Justice Reform

From The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Usually bitter adversaries, Koch Industries and the Center for American Progress have found at least one thing they can agree on: The nation’s criminal justice system is broken.

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“When I Was In Prison….”: Our Faith And The Criminal Justice System

March 10, 2015
Written by Sandy Sorensen

Deeply connected to the recently renewed dialogue about the criminal justice system and the pressing need to address the reality of mass incarceration are issues at the core of our faith tradition. Our understandings of justice, healing, restoration, reconciliation, redemption and transformation are important spiritual resources for us as we wrestle with these issues. Indeed, as people of faith, we are called to this conversation in a significant way, on multiple levels of systemic change, public policy change and individual change.

The teachings of the Gospel particularly challenge us to engage these realities in ways that take us beyond the surface and into true encounter with Jesus.

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Electronics Firms Vote to Ban Charging Workers Fees for Jobs

By Gregory J. Millman and Ben DiPietro

A trade group representing many of the world’s leading technology and electronics companies announced Wednesday it’s amending its code to prohibit workers from paying fees to obtain jobs at supplier factories, which could spell a significant change in labor practices.

The move by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, which counts as members more than 100 companies, including such global giants as Apple Inc. Microsoft Corp.and Samsung Electronics Co., is likely to mean more suppliers being required to pay workers directly. Fees are embedded in labor-sourcing in many parts of the world, however, which presents a challenge in eradicating them.

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