Tocsin Magazine is a dedicated advocate of social justice issues that impact communities of color daily. Our goal is to evaluate, expose, and eliminate laws, policies, and procedures that keep many people in poverty.
Currently, our publication receives hundreds of letters from inmates across the country requesting various services. We are also working with organizations like Take It Down Planning Committee; Faith Community Alliance Coalition, UCLM, RABJ(Rochester Association of Black Journalists), and Congress of Black Leadership in the Rochester, NY area.
If you or your organization are interested in working with our publication please use the contact form on our website.
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JUSTICE FOR ALL, NOT JUST FOR SOME
Tocsin Magazine Announces the "R.E.A.C.H Initiative" to Help Inmates Connect with Family and Society.
The R.E.A.C.H Initiative is a program designed to help inmates connect with their communities’ resources.
Through the R.E.A.C.H Initiative, inmates can access information regarding legal assistance, mentorship programs, counseling services, reentry programs, and much more.
As of March 30, 2019, the Federal Bureau of Prisons release stats of the current inmate population. Those stats reveal that roughly 49% of those incarcerated are there for nonviolent crimes.
Unfortunately, once released, many people face a greater chance of returning to prison. According to the National Institute of Justice, approximately two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners are rearrested within three years of release. Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners are rearrested.
Tocsin Magazine’s R.E.A.C.H initiative helps reduce recidivism in your community. Be a part of your communities’ cure.
STORIES FROM INMATES
Here at Tocsin Magazine, we highlight the work, stories, and voices of different inmates. Their stories teach us valuable lessons and challenges us on the current structure of the criminal justice system. Please read the stories below!