Close The Workhouse is a collaborative campaign started by Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), St. Louis Action, Arch City Defenders, and The Bail Project. The campaign is centered around and led by formerly incarcerated individuals with the purpose of closing the Medium Security Institution in St. Louis City, also known as “The Workhouse”. In this workshop, members and organizers of the Close The Workhouse Campaign will discuss the history of the facility, break down the conflicting narratives and discuss who is really held in the facility, and what an alternative system to mass incarceration looks like in The City of St. Louis. Presenters: Montague Simmons, Kennard Williams