As a parent, the reason I'm making this #webseries
) about #solitaryconfinement
in this the dignity and humanity of ALL human beings matters to me. I want my sons to live in a world that embraces #compassion
and seeks #restorativejustice
rather than torturous punishment.
More than that, though, through creating this project I learned that JUVENILES -- CHILDREN are placed in isolation (23 hours a day in a small cell with no human contact or interaction). In many cases, this is while they AWAIT trial (not even guilty), and they stay there for months and months before their trials. As a parent who was a social justice filmmaker, I couldn't learn of this injustice and NOT make this film.
I hope other parents will join me and say #enoughisenough
-- This is not how any human should be treated, much less children. This webseries will not only be a series, but a call to action, an engagement tool, a way to advocate for a more restorative justice process, for juveniles and adults. #halfby2030 #stopsolitary #parenting #bethechange