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Reesy Floyd-Thompson, Director of Prisoners' Wives, Girlfriends, & Partners (PWGP)

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The incarceration rate of Native Americans is 38% higher than the national rate. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights attributes this higher rate to differential treatment by the criminal justice system, lack of access to adequate counsel and racial profiling. -- The person that knows this firsthand is Reesy Floyd-Thompson, Director of Prisoners' Wives, Girlfriends, & Partners(PWGP)- Thompson's husband Nivens is a Cherokee man that is currently incarcerated. -- According to Thompson, The mission of PWGP is to address the needs of those with an incarcerated partner, serve as a resource for families, provide opportunities for advocacy and collaborate with the community to enhance public awareness to eliminate stigma. The PWGP promotes healthy relationships through education, support, and fellowship, preparing partners for reintegration and reunification, working under the belief that keeping families together aids in reducing recidivism. (habitual relapse into crime)-- Join us tonight on Native Trailblazers as we discuss ways for PWGP's to cope and live without their partners by their side. -- JOIN US TONIGHT FOR GREAT CONVERSATION - FOLLOW THE NATIVE TRAILBLAZERS BLOGTALK RADIO SHOW ON TWITTER - @NATIVETRAILBLAZ ---- SEND AN EMAIL - NATIVETRAILBLAZERS@GMAIL.COM