Women and the Economics and Impacts of Incarceration

In Maine, women are the fastest-growing segment of the incarcerated population, most are serving drug-related charges, and one in every 14 children has a parent who is incarcerated. Incarceration, whether it be of men, women, or children takes a toll on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of women and children. What are the solutions? Where do we go from here?

As part of the Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Justice, Jan Collins, Assistant Director of MPAC, will be facilitating this workshop on October 14 from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm. The 2021 Summit will be a community-focused conversation on the connections between civic engagement and economic, gender, and racial justice. The event will feature LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter, as the Keynote Speaker, and will include workshops, live performances, and local community-level discussions.