The Savannah Branch of the NAACP held a community wide Mass / General Membership Meeting, Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, hosted by our Prison Support Systems Committee. I Solana Plaines, Chairperson sincerely want to extend a big “THANK YOU” to the Savannah Community.
I would like to send my appreciation for all your thoughts and sincere prayers. We, therefore respectfully THANK YOU for your attendance and participation as panelist Christopher Middleton, Attorney at Law, Owner/Partner, Cox, Rodman & Middleton, LLC, Major Kerry Thomas, SCMPD, Patrol Division, John T. Wilcher, Chatham County Sheriff, Malik Jones, Breaking the Cycle Generation, and Michelle Stanley, Re-entry Director, Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) as our invited guest who provided pertinent information to the NAACP and the citizens of Savannah.
The NAACP advocates for smarter, results based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial direction in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.
The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure. The goal of the NAACP Criminal Justice Department is to advocate for and advance a better public safety system that reduces the reliance on prisons as means of solving social problems
I know I can count on you to be among those who stand for tolerance, dignity and diversity. The fight for freedom continues and the challenges of injustice must be met. Friends like you, will help to continue to bring people of good will together in the field of human and race relations. I appreciate your concern for support of the continuing efforts to secure for every American the right to equal justice. In that connection I greatly applaud your efforts. Your work for this effort will not go unnoticed.
Once again thank you so much for your support!
Peace & Power