The criminal justice system tragically failed 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial — two of those years in solitary confinement — after being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. The case was never prosecuted, the charges were ultimately dropped, and Browder committed suicide after his release.
TPM Ending Mass Incarceration in co-sponsorship with the Clifton Park Baptist Church is screening the first episode of the Kalief Browder Time documentary entitled “The System”, which describes Kalief’s arrest and time in jail, and addresses the flawed bail bond industry. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Del. David Moon, Will Jawando, a civil rights lawyer and candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large, and Eddie Ellis, CEO of One By 1 Incorporated, a nonprofit that specializes in reducing recidivism for youth and adults.
Second Event: May 31, 7 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Pl., Silver Spring
In conjunction with the Montgomery County Chapter of the ACLU, Ending Mass Incarceration is showing the second episode of the Time documentary entitled “Bing” which delves into Kalief’s time in solitary confinement. “Bing” is the term coined to describe the effect prolonged solitary confinement has on the brain. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion; panelists will be announced soon.