Addressing the Lack of Emergency Preparedness in the Criminal Legal System

Until the United States abolishes prisons, incarcerated people have the right to be safe in the event of man-made or natural disasters. We must mandate comprehensive solutions to protect their lives. No one deserves to die behind bars.

Special Thank You to Our Subject Matter Experts!

Frederick L. Altice, M.D., M.A.
Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Howard P. Forman, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Public Health, Yale University

Dr. Tim G. Frazier
Faculty Director and Professor, Emergency and Disaster Management ProgramGeorgetown University

Dr. Melissa A. Surette (Savilonis)
Adjunct professor and emergency management professional studying the effects emergencies and disasters have on prison systems in the United States.

Alaina Combs
Resource Navigator, JustLeadershipUSA

Caliph Muab’El
Executive Director, Breaking Barriers Mentoring

Tracey Syphax
Author/Entrepreneur/Business Consultant and Program Developer, From the Block 2 the Boardroom

Hakim Crampton
Michigan Statewide Organizer, JustLeadershipUSA


Keturah Herron
Field Organizer, ACLU of Kentucky

Lester Young
South Carolina Statewide Organizer, JustLeadershipUSA

Patrice Palmer
Co-Founder, Chosen4Change

Reuben Jones
Philadelphia Campaign Coordinator, JustLeadershipUSA

Ronald Simpson-Bey
JLUSA Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement

Ivelisse Gilestra
Community Organizer, College & Community Fellowship

Saad M. Soliman
Executive Director, Peace By Piece Inc.

Venus Woods
Director of HIV Prevention and Education at Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s)

And Thank You to All Our Signatories!