Film Screening & Discussion: MILWAUKEE 53206 PLUS Prison Cell Replica
This film, MILWAUKEE 53206, not only examines Milwaukees ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of mass incarceration - including individuals and families here in Lancaster County.
On any given day, nearly 1000 Lancastrians are incarcerated in Lancaster County Prison, and an additional 1600 Lancaster County residents are incarcerated in state prisons across Pennsylvania.
Each year, 6000 people are released from Lancaster County Prison, and an additional 700 people are released from PA state prisons back to Lancaster County.
Approximately 10,000 Lancaster County residents are under supervision with Lancaster County Adult Probation/Parole each year.
The RMO for Returning Citizens (http://lancastercountyreentry.org/) has been working in Lancaster County for 12 years to address issues related to incarceration and reentry.
In addition to the film screening and discussion, we will have a full-size replica of a solitary confinement prison cell set up at the Seminary, from 5pm - 7pm, and after the film screening. We invite all attendees for the film to plan to either come early or stay after the film to see the prison cell replica, to expand your understanding of some of the impacts of mass incarceration. While seeing the cell replica can be a difficult and troubling experience, we believe it is also an important one, to help all of us to better comprehend some of the conditions and environment of our American prison system.
Join us for an enlightening and thought-provoking evening examining the impact of mass incarceration on communities and families.
Lancaster Theological Seminary - Hafer Center (View)
555 West James St
Lancaster, PA 17603
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