Can Improving Prison Food Help Rehabilitate Convicts, So They Don’t Reoffend? 20 Prisons and Organizations Around the World Are Finding Out

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

I say yes. It just makes sense: better body, better brain, better person. Not always, of course, but I bet studies will show positive results, especially in the diets of those who LEARN while behind bars. Education is the number one factor in reducing recidivism. Excerpts from the Article: Prison food is known for being awful and lacking in nutrition. But what if prisoners had access to healthy food? And what if they learned how to grow their...

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There’s overwhelming evidence that the criminal-justice system is racist. Here’s the proof. – Radley Balko Strikes Again! – kra

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | Comments

There already are excellent, thorough studies which show this, but this is more confirmation. Time and space constraints allow for only a few of the highlights here, but if this is of interest to you open the article and check it out! Radley Balko does great work. Excerpts from the Article: A couple of years ago, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) gave a powerful speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Scott talked about how he had been repeatedly pulled...

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Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Our Nation needs Treatment – 9/20/18 Mental Health

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Take Action Now! | Comments

Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Our Nation needs Treatment – 9/20/18 Our nation is plagued by several unsolved major systemic problems. Some are in the spotlight, like the War on Drugs and mass incarceration. But two recent front page stories, about the slayings of Molly Tibbett and the rape and murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena, the female golfer slain in broad daylight, remind me of the huge problem we do not talk...

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New Florida prison policy to stop contraband: ‘Inmates will not be placed in’ their home county – Another WRONG Move! – kra

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ridiculous. The motive is profit, pure and simple, The guards will continue to be the overwhelmingly major source of contraband, while this policy makes life more miserable for inmates and their loved ones. All studies show that inmates with frequent in person visits commit fewer crimes when released! Excerpts from the Article: A new policy to stop contraband from getting into Florida prisons has inmates and their families upset. And some...

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California Supreme Court Modifies Settlement to Revise Parole Process

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Significant for California inmates with indeterminate sentences. Those laws remain awful for several reasons, chief among them is because the law allows prison officials to determine one’s release date. REMEMBER: for every 1 person arrested 29 people benefit financially. It is job preservation to keep people locked up longer than necessary!  Excerpts from the Article:   California state prisoner Roy Butler, serving an indeterminate...

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