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2 The Experience of Incarceration and Reentry
Pages 5-10

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... • The justice system has major effects on public health as well as public safety. (Songster)
From page 6...
... It's deadening us." Songster shared that he had read about toxins in the water in ­ risons, p which often have been built on industrial dumpsites. He has seen men experiencing incarceration contract leukemia, liver cancer, and other diseases at young ages from the toxins and stresses to which they are exposed.
From page 7...
... I'm entering things for the first time." The term reentry "hides the role that incarceration plays in impeding successful reentry," he said. "Incarceration is probably the biggest impediment to social integration," which is the term that he prefers instead of reentry.
From page 8...
... It's their braking mechanism to stop themselves from doing wrong that a lot of times is underdeveloped." Telling children what is right and what is wrong is not enough, he said. They need help with impulse control in the form of mindfulness training, yoga, and meditation -- "a new concept of education," Songster explained.
From page 9...
... It points us toward hope, because now we're talking about getting down to root causes. Mass incarceration intersects with all of the other problems people face; Songster added that "Talking about mass incarceration is probably one of the most worthwhile and hopeful conversations that we can have." He concluded: James Baldwin said, "Move in the direction that your blood beats." In this room our blood is beating for community health, our blood is beating for healing justice over hanging justice, our blood is beating for Cornel West's definition of justice as what love looks like in public.

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