Too often we allow our incarcerated Sisters and Brothers to be forgotten and disconnected from the community. As we work to raise the cultural and political consciousness of our families in public housing and ghettos, and in the suburbs and upscale areas, we must also work to raise the cultural and political consciousness of our family members in jail cells and chain gangs, and in the solitary wing and death rows. It is the responsibility of those of us on the “outside” to provide the imprisoned with information, support, and encouragement both while they are behind bars and as they re-enter society.
Minister Lionel Muhammad
Community Outreach Specialist
Transforming Reentry Service
NOI Central Regional Prison Reform Minister, Motivational Speaker, Transforming Reentry Service (TRS) Community Outreach Specialist, Co-Founder of the Julius Lee Birdine Foundation, Co-founder of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad outreach Prison Ministry, Co-founder of the National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly incarcerated (NAEFI), Studied at Community Renewal Society, Studied at Roosevelt University, studied at Credential of Ministry Universal Life Church, received a leadership award from congress in 2006 for outstanding leadership. 10 different community service awards.