2018 Called ‘High Point’ in Restoring Rights to Individuals with Criminal Records – It’s a Start – kra

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

While there has been progress, there is soooooooo much more to do! Why not automatically immediately restore voting rights to all convicted felons?! Although Florida voters approved this measure, politicians there still are fucking around with “regulations” to make voting difficult!  Why not automatically immediately grant a Pardon to and restore all rights to anyone convicted of possession of Pot in states where Pot now is legal?!...

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Tennessee Prison Guard Sues CoreCivic Over Inmate Assault, Harassment

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse | Comments

CoreCivic, and the second largest operator of private prisons, the Geo Group, run the worst prisons in America, with a steady history of abuses. I am amazed that this person was not raped. Many are in private prisons … by staff. CCA got so much bad press that it changed its name to CoreCivic, which continues to earn terrible reports of unabated abuses.   Excerpts from the Article: A Tennessee woman is suing private prison contractor...

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SENTENCING LAW AND POLICY – Reforms to Aid Reentry, Removing Barriers – kra

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

This article was sent by my friend Margaret Hawkins, head of DARSOL. It is an excellent summary of some positive developments in our criminal justice system to date. Excerpts from the Article: January 10, 2019 “Reducing Barriers to Reintegration: Fair chance and expungement reforms in 2018” Cover-Fair-Chance-Reform-2018 The title of this post is the title of this notable new report from the Collateral Consequences Resource Center to...

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New year, new session, new vision for reform, Sean Lynn – With Letter to Editor – kra

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now! | Comments

This excellent commentary by my friend and super attorney Sean Lynn is right on point. But there is so much more which can be done.   He should move swiftly on expungements. Some 70 million adult Americans have a criminal record. I happen to specialize in applications for expungements and for pardons, here and in other states. In Delaware, if you have a felony record, before you can get an expungement you first must get a pardon, a long and...

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Massachussetts is ass backwards on Jury Nullification! – With Letter to the Editor – kra

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments

Most states these days allow an attorney to discuss jury nullification with jurors, asking them to ignore the law and do what they think is right/fair/just. This is because so many laws are unfair! But apparently judges in Massachusetts are not much interested in justice; attorneys in that state cannot raise the subject! Excepts from the Article: “It’s not only his right, but his duty, in that case, to find the verdict according to his...

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