Day: April 27, 2021

Harm Reduction at the Center of Incarceration

In collaboration with The Square One Projecet, Dr. Nneka Jones Tapia published her executive session paper, “Harm Reduction at the Center of Incarceration” that acknowledges, “the American correctional system is not a system of accountability that rehabilitates
people as it purports to do.” In her report, she proposes solutions that’s she’s created alongside Chicago Beyond called the STAAC framework to guide necessary shifts in correctional system policy, procedure, and training to support the health of the people confined in the facility and their families, correctional staff and their families, and the broader community.

"Jails are often monuments to trauma, and their transformation into institutions of healing may indeed leave us with no more jails at all."