Freedom

Yesterday was the fourth of July, when many Americans celebrate the value of freedom as part of Independence Day. But are we truly free? What did you celebrate on fourth of July?

What if you are one of the every three people sitting in jail that has not been convicted of a crime? Or what if you are serving extra time in prison due to sentence enhancements?

What does freedom mean to the more than 2 million people who are currently incarcerated? Or for those on parole who are unable to travel? What does freedom look like to an undocumented girl who cannot visit her deported mother? Or for undocumented workers whose simple act of driving to work could end in their exile from the place they call home? READ MORE