Ending Mass Incarceration

The United States incarcerates more of its people than any other nation on Earth. LGBTQ+ people are disproportionally represented in the prison population. And there is little or no support for returning citizens to rebuild their lives when they are released.

CBST is partnering with Witness to Mass Incarceration to provide suitcases to returning citizens. Each suitcase costs $2,000, and provides a person newly released with basic necessities to help them at they reenter society, including clothes that fit, toiletries, a computer so that they can begin to look for work, and a community to welcome them as they begin this new journey. Join us by clicking here to donate.

We highly recommend the resources that T’ruah has collected and created for Jewish communities working to end mass incarceration.

If you're interested in getting more involved on this issue, contact Rabbi Marisa James at rabbijames@cbst.org or Lee Jason Goldberg at leejgoldberg@gmail.com to learn more. 

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