Mural in Canarsie calls to ‘End Perpetual Punishment’

A new mural in Canarsie aims to raise awareness about the difficulties former inmates face when they are released.

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2020, 10:15 PM

Updated 1,344 days ago

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A new mural in Canarsie aims to raise awareness about the difficulties former inmates face when they are released.
The artwork along Glenwood Road is the second in a series called “End Perpetual Punishment.”
The first mural can be found between Nostrand Avenue and Perry Street.
Both are meant to explain the idea of collateral consequences. The think-tank Next 100 counted 44,000 laws which have made it more difficult for those who were once incarcerated to rise above their circumstances in terms of employment, education, job training and voting rights.
The organizers add that the mural is not to suggest police should be soft on crime, but to address the revolving door in prisons.


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