Author Dawn Simmons and Incarcerated Co-Authors of "Letters To Our Sons" Plea to President Trump

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Historic Benedict College Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Event in South Carolina

On October 25, 2019, will be the the first time the President will be visiting a Historical Black College/University (HBCU) during his Presidency. He will be giving the keynote address at Benedict College in South Carolina at a Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Event with the Presidential hopefuls. Author Dawn Simmons, 60 South Carolina incarcerated co-authors and family members are requesting a conversation with President Trump and the BiPartisan Committee in an attempt to affect any meaningful Criminal Justice and Prison Reform.

Since 2013, Dawn Simmons, an African American Female Republican from Harlem and previous NYC Council candidate, has researched and written the book “Letters To Our Sons” with over 80 prisoners and ex-prisoners, law enforcement and advocacy groups.

She has addressed the South Carolina Statehouse on this issue as well as the Truth in Sentencing law where SC prisoners must complete a minimum of 85% of their sentence. As well as the bloody Lee Correctional Institution riots where seven (7) prisoners were killed and twenty-two (22) injured due to short-staffing. In November 2018, Ms. Simmons was invited as a guest to the Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles 2018.

Currently, the video podcast series,, based off her book, serves as an invaluable tool to deter youth from a life of crime and shares actual experiences of solitary confinement, mass incarceration, recidivism, current prison conditions from those that have lived and worked in prisons.

By meeting with Ms. Simmons, some of the state prisoners in the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) and their loved ones, it would not only show the world just how committed and serious President Trump and the BiPartisan Committee is about meaningful prison reform on the state level (although he may not have jurisdiction at the state level, he may have influence), but will greatly assist in creating laws that address the issues of those that have been incarcerated and reduce recidivism. How can we make this happen Mr. President?

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