Does CT send too many people to prison? Author to address issue

The author of a book about the societal impact of sending so many people to prison in Connecticut will give an upcoming talk.

Brian E. Moran, who wrote “The Justice Imperative: How Hyper Incarceration Has Hijacked the American Dream.” will be joined by the Rev. Marilyn Kendrix at the event on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 7–9 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. The event is free and open to the public.

Moran and Kendrix will provide a brief explanation of the book’s goals, to be followed by a discussion with participants. Copies of the book will be available and to be signed by the author. People can RSVP to Marcia Garvin at 203-579-2727.

According to publicity material, Moran’s book was written to provide information about the causes and extent of the problems overwhelming the process of criminal justice in Connecticut, to explain why reform is needed and overdue, and to suggest reforms.

Council of Churches is a sponsor

The book talk and signing is sponsored by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, RYASAP, and Malta Justice Initiative.

The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport is a faith-based, non-sectarian social services agency that focuses on educating children, feeding the hungry, supporting youth in crisis, guiding former offenders, and bringing together all faiths.