New ice cream from Ben & Jerry's called Justice ReMix'd has St. Louis connection

Ben & Jerry's has been working with the Advancement Project to close St. Louis' Medium Security Institution, also known as the Workhouse.

Associated Press
September 04, 2019 - 1:54 pm

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WASHINGTON (KFTK/AP) — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's has unveiled a new flavor to highlight what it calls structural racism and a broken criminal justice system.

Justice ReMix'd is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. A portion of proceeds supports Advancement Project National Office, a multi-racial civil rights group and its fight for justice for all, despite race or wealth.

The company says it has been working with Advanced Project in St. Louis to close The Workhouse jail and in Miami to slow what the two groups call "the school-to-prison pipeline."

A 2017 lawsuit against the Workhouse at 7600 Hall St. cited inhumane living conditions, including mold and rodents. 

The new flavor is now being served in grocery stores and Scoop Shops across the U.S.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of the Vermont-based ice cream maker, made the announcement Tuesday in Washington.

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