SAN FRANCISCO — The unique partnership between adult entertainment company Kink.com and the non-profit Three Strikes Justice Center continues on Friday, May 1, with a dance party fundraiser at the company’s legendary San Francisco Armory headquarters. The money raised will help free inmates sentenced for non-violent crimes under California’s draconian “three strikes” legislation, which was overturned in 2012.
Previous fundraisers held by Kink resulted in the release of Charles Lucas, who had been sentenced to life in prison for drug possession. A second inmate is scheduled to be released in the coming weeks.
“Last summer, we faced a major crisis,” says Givelle Lamano, one of the attorneys beyond the Three Strikes Justice Center. “Hundreds of cases that were eligible to be commuted were facing a deadline to file, and many inmates did not have enough resources to even pay for postage. We were woefully underfunded. Peter Acworth of Kink heard about the cause, and because of his own experience with the justice system, offered to put together a fundraiser.
For Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, the cause is personal. Acworth was arrested himself for possession of cocaine in 2013.
“The three-strikes law resulted in tens of thousands of men and women getting life sentences, often for minor crimes like drug possession. As someone who has made mistakes in my own life, and has seen firsthand how differently the justice system treats those with resources, and those without, this became an important and personal cause.”
The May 1st event will be held at the Upper Floor of the San Francisco Armory, a lavish Victorian space where many of the company’s videos are filmed. The catered event will feature DJs, dancing, a cash bar and a bondage demonstration.
For tickets and more information, visit: www.cincodekinko.com
Benefiting Three Strikes Justice Center
May 1st, 2015
8PM – 3AM
1800 Mission Street, San Francisco
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