Incarceration and its effects throughout Appalachia will be the focus of “We the People” this Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Morehead Conference Center.

Sponsored by ACLU Kentucky, this symposium will include information for residents whose personal lives, families and communities have been affected by imprisonment, as well as any residents interested in these issues.

“We the People” will have various activities, including discussion groups, information tables and an open panel. Topics will include the effects of imprisonment on rural areas, failures of the current bail system, and how incarceration affects the region's children. Also discussed will be voting rights of prisoners and former felons. Participants will have several opportunities to receive and share information.

“We the People” is free and open to the public. For more information, see the "We the People: Smart Justice Symposium and Panel" Facebook page. This event is sponsored by American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Smart Justice Advocates, and will be in the conference center’s Collins East Hall.

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