Ronald Simpson-Bey discusses instilling safety within U.S. prisons and jails with Chicago Beyond

June 6, 2022

On May 24, 2022, Chicago Beyond hosted a virtual conversation hosted by Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia (Managing Director of Justice Initiatives, Chicago Beyond) with Ronald Simpson-Bey (Executive Vice President, JustLeadershipUSA) and Andy Potter (Founder, One Voice United) on instilling safety within U.S. prisons and jails.

Our prisons and jails are unsafe for the communities inside and outside their walls. “Do I Have the Right to Feel Safe?” combines the perspectives of current and former correctional administrators as well as people with lived experience of the carceral system in order to provide a unifying vision that shifts our concept of safety from one predicated on control to one that creates the conditions for all community members — inside and outside of prison walls — to be and feel protected, resilient, and whole. That is holistic safety.

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