29 Jun 2020

New York group trying to turn experiences of imprisonment into something positive

Washington Correspondent

The American dream has become the African American nightmare.

The words of one of the founders of a grassroots group called Holla – who are trying to turn their experiences of imprisonment into something positive.

Instead of anger against a system they say is rife with racism and class prejudice – they want to start the process of healing America’s fractured communities.

Talking alone will not create change, they say – but it’s a beginning. Our Washington correspondent Siobhan Kennedy went to the South Bronx to meet them.