Pack the Court for Marquis Dixon – Press and Photos
Marquis Dixon Gets His Appeal: Steps to Addressing a Travesty of Justice
Advocates, Community Members, Family and Members of Legal Community Gather for Press Conference in Advance of Dixon’s Appeal Hearing
At 16 years old, Marquis Dixon was sentenced to 9 years in prison; a sentence that is extremely disproportionate to his crime. District Attorney David Soares has defended this travesty of justice at every turn, claiming that a nine year sentence is not excessive for the crime of stealing sneakers, and he asserts that NYS should remain, along with North Carolina, the only two states in the US that prosecute and punish children right alongside adults.
In response, Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration (CAAMI) drafted an Amicus Brief to the Court in support of Marquis Dixon’s appeal and reached out to community members, organizations, and elected officials for support.
Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration (CAAMI) seeks to challenge and dismantle mass incarceration and the systems of oppression that sustain it. We do this through coordinated actions and by opening the dialogue about mass incarceration and the criminal injustice system in a way that is empowering to all individuals and communities affected by them.