FICPM Mission Statement


“The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement is committed to fight for the full restoration of civil and human rights for all people, particularly those who have been convicted by the criminal justice system and the communities they represent.  The criminal system has rendered millions of people, and their families, into an under-caste of society, with no regard for rights or justice.  We will speak in our own voices.  We will recognize all impacted people, including the voices of those locked Inside, and of youth being criminalized, to develop both regional and national accountability.  By coming together as one with a national platform, we will aid legislative, litigation, and advocacy struggles, generating the power of mass protest towards the systemic process of oppression.  We will organize, educate, and mobilize in a structure that is broad enough to embrace the various motivations, skills, and tactics of those who take up the banner of this Movement.  This mass Movement of the people is an extension of the work that has been led by those most affected by the prison system, yet inclusive of all people willing to mobilize for social justice.”

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