Eshe Cole, Grassroots Leadership Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coordinator, on Nation Inside Webinar

Recently, Grassroots Leadership Mental Health and Criminal Justice Coordinator, Eshe Cole, participated in Nation Inside’s webinar on Mental Health and Criminal Justice. Her presentation covered the research and findings of report entitled “The Treatment Industrial Complex: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain.” This report was released as a collaborative effort between Grassroots Leadership, American Friends Services Committee, and the Southern Center for Human Rights last October.

Presenters also included Five Mualimm-Ak, Founder of Incarcerated Nation and core member and organizer for the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Jail Action Coalition, and Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement as well as Miriam Becker-Cohen - Research Associate at the Justice Center of the Urban Institute and co-author of "The Processing and Treatment of Mentally Ill Persons in the Criminal Justice System". View the full webinar here.