Concerned Lifers Organization
Monroe Correctional Complex-WSR
PO Box 777
Monroe WA 98272
January 6, 2020
It’s crunch time. Two weeks from today, on Martin Luther King Day, supporters of CLO are sponsoring a rally in Olympia to end mass incarceration–and we need you there.
We have a goal to flood the steps of the capitol building with 1300 people. The rally will start with speeches from justice-involved people before turning to a song written by prisoners and performed by a blues singer/social activist. We will light 1300 candles, a recognition of the 1300 men and women in Washington sentenced to die in prison, as well as their families, their victims and their families, and all other affected by mass incarceration in our state.
You all know our message, as we’ve been speaking it for years: The corrections apparatus is a bloated and broken system that neither addresses the harm done to victims nor rehabilitates the majority of people who commit crime. It’s too cruel, too common, and too costly. But if we do this rally right, we will create a moment for others to hear this message as well. That moment could spark a movement.
We are counting on each of you to be the crowd.
The Concerned Lifers Organization