Manhattan, New York City – Glenn E. Martin is the former Vice President of Public Affairs and Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society. Mr. Martin is the founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and co-founder of the Education Inside Out Coalition (EIO Coalition). JustLeadershipUSA aims to cut the US prison population in half by 2030 by elevating the voice of Americans impacted by crime and incarceration and positioning them as informed, empowered reform partners. They do this through leadership development, policy advocacy, and reframing. Mr. Martin has often served as a reentry/criminal justice policy reform expert on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN and a number of local media outlets.
This video is a behind the scenes look of the documentary: “Victims of Misfortune: Changing the Pecking Order”
Victims Of Misfortune will also take a closer look at America’s system of indentured servitude putting the practice in proper historical context. The United States has 5 percent of the world population, with around 25 percent of the world’s prisoners (over 2.4 million people behind bars). Nearly $70 billion is spent annually on probation/parole, prison and detention centers for immigration detainees. Once these people are released from prison or have a criminal record, they are then discriminated against for employment, housing, education, governmental benefits and some even deported.
The goal of Victims Of Misfortune, is to boldly confront the problems of America’s criminal justice system, immigration reform, public policies, the impact of prison labor on American workers and also provide valuable solutions to those people who are being discriminated against. This feature-length documentary will be available for use in order to raise consciousness and organize for reform.
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Video Production: Vandem Productions Films
Music by: AblazeDaArchitek
Videographer: Levon Hinton