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By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


The Minneapolis League of Women Voters is hosting “Interrupting the Prison Pipeline” program March 6 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. “I think people are realizing that prisons really don’t work in the structure that they are set up in now,” admits Rev. Brian Herron, pastor of Zion Baptist Church. He is among several individuals scheduled to speak during the program. The free event, which begins at 5:30 pm with a resource fair, and the panel discussion, begins at 7 pm. It is part of the League of Women Voters Minneapolis’ Healthy Communities Forum sponsored by a number of local and state-based organizations, including the Minnesota State Baptist Convention, which Herron is a member. Continue Reading →

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