Soffiyah Elijah (at right), executive director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, spurs on supporters during a 143-mile march from Harlem to Albany designed to protest abuses in state prisons and jails. The marchers stayed at St. Mary’s Church during a stop in Cold Spring on Aug. 15; the next morning,the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown hosted a teach-in on alternatives to solitary confinement. The marchers expect to arrive in Albany on Sept. 13.
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