Milk Not Jails
What could milk and prison have in common? It could be a lot: Lauren Melodia, founder of "Milk Not Jails," has been slapping that slogan on cartons of milk to promote a program that would help former convicts find jobs at New York dairies.
Lauren Melodia, 30, founder of Milk Not Jails, said the label is supposed to be an attention-grabber. “It makes people stop and ask, ‘What is that?’,” she said.
The slogan, Ms. Melodia said, is intended to connect two major, seemingly unrelated industries in upstate New York – prisons and dairy production. She founded the grassroots campaign in 2009, to help get former prisoners jobs with dairies. She has also expanded efforts to call for wider criminal justice reform.