Neutralizing and ending the system of mass incarceration depends upon our ability to combat its economy. Until Returning Citizens collectively subscribe to a code of ethics and economic discipline, identify real allies and execute class strategies, they will remain frustrated and ill prepared for the rigors politics.

The city of Philadelphia has issued an executive order that Returning Citizen is the correct political term to use when addressing the formerly incarcerated, repealing the former term “ex-offender” from its Home Rule Charter lexicon. They realized that the sigma of being formerly incarcerated and the difficulties faced were rooted in the derogatory term (ex-offender) codified under its laws. The BLOC Party believes that there must now be a comprehensive political effort to have the PA Legislature adopt resolutions to redact and repeal the same from all consolidated/annotated statutes.

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