Five's Journey to Freedom--and a Home

 
Raised: $4,933.00
Goal: $6,000.00
 
 
 

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Jean Casella

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Five Mualimm-ak paid his debt to society and turned his life around. Since re-entering the free world 18 months ago, Five has worked tirelessly to end prison torture and mass incarcerati... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Jean Casella 5 months ago

Here's an amazing op-ed by Five on his experiences in solitary confinement, recently published in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/30/solitary-confinement-invisible-scars

 
 
 

Updated posted by Jean Casella 6 months ago

To all who supported Five's journey to a home...check this out!

 

 
 

Updated posted by Jean Casella 7 months ago

Check out Five being interviewed on this British news show, "Inside Out"--starts 7 minutes in:

 

 
 
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Created by Jean Casella on August 21, 2013

Five Mualimm-ak paid his debt to society and turned his life around. Since re-entering the free world 18 months ago, Five has worked tirelessly to end prison torture and mass incarceration, and to help others successfully re-enter society.

Many of us know Five as a friend and colleague through the American Friends Service Committee, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Correctional Association, Jails Action Committee, New York Civil Liberties Union, Solitary Watch, and Urban Justice Center, to name a few. What some of us may not know is that Five has done almost all of this work as an unpaid volunteer, so he has not yet been able to afford a home of his own and lives in transitional housing.

Five has given so much to all of us--now is the time to give something back to him. This fall, Five has an opportunity to move into an apartment in Brooklyn. But he needs some help with the first six months' rent.

Five says that for him, finally having a home of his own would represent the completion of his journey back to freedom. Let's help him get there!
 
 
 
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Recent Donations (51)

$4,933 raised by 51 people in 8 months.

$50.00

Omar Canosa

4 months ago

 
 

Keep fighting the good fight, Five.

 

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Jess Oswald

5 months ago

 
 

Thanks so much for sharing your story Five! Truly inspiring!

 

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Zak Greene

5 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Tam Le

5 months ago

 
 

Thanks again for everything, Five! You're a real inspiration.

 

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Anonymous

5 months ago

 

$8.00

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5 months ago

 

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5 months ago

 

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Tristan Aubert

5 months ago

 
 

Five, thank you so much for everything.

 

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Jessica Leber

5 months ago

 
 

thank you for all that you do!

 

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Ambika Roos

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