Listen to the Incarcerated: A Youth Program Aimed at Educating the Community

Mahal Burr
Saturday, 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm -- Sellinger 107

Have you been incarcerated? If so, then you probably know what leads to incarceration. If not and you want to help stop crime, violence and incarceration, then you should probably start listening to those who know from experience. In Memphis, a youth leadership program and the Shelby County Sheriff's office have partnered to make this happen! Incarcerated youth are training and listened to as experts on what leads to violence and incarceration in the community. With the permission of the Sheriff's office, incarcerated youth share their insights and knowledge with city council, law enforcement, school board and other youth on what leads to incarceration and what we can do as a community to stop it!