Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Voice Buffalo rallies for prison reform

From Buffalo-

Before any of the faith leaders gathered in front of the Erie County Courthouse spoke out about prison reform, they bowed their heads for a prayer. Signs sat by their sides as they closed their eyes, clasped their hands.

Rev. Matt Lincoln, the director of Trinity Episcopal Church, led the invocation.

“Help us to find new ways to uphold justice, to find ways not to tolerate violence against anyone,” he said before the group. “The loss of justice for anyone is a threat to justice for everyone, as Dr. King said.”

Voice Buffalo, an organization comprising 60 faith communities, held its revival rally on Tuesday evening to challenge Erie County officials to reduce its inmate population by 50 percent. Dozens of people crowded onto the courthouse steps, wielding poster boards bearing the names of area religious groups. Some had to stand off to the side as there was not enough room for all.

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