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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Second trial for prison riot begins Monday – 1/14/19

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Read my related articles. The state has NO idea what really happened. They just picked 18 inmates and said “let’s charge these guys”!  It is worth noting that the only inmates convicted in the first trial were those without a lawyer! Open the article to see the names and backgrounds of the next 4 inmates going on trial. Meanwhile, my friend Steve Hampton continues to give prison officials the trouble they deserve with his...

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Branching out: Dover Interfaith Mission to open shelter facility outside of Felton

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

“The best little shelter either side of the Mississippi”, and where I landed upon my release from prison in 2012. I still do a lot of volunteer work for DIMH. 🙂 Excerpts from the Article: Jeanine Kleimo, chairwoman of the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing, said the nonprofit’s upcoming expansion to a former motel-turned Islamic worship center outside of Felton sounds like the start of a joke. “As I like to say, the story is a...

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Inmate acquitted for Feb. 1 riot, murder to sue state

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

My friend Steve Hampton, Esq. is doing a great job with holding D O C’s feet to the fire with appropriate lawsuits. Despite overwhelming evidence of abuses, crimes, and unlawful retaliation by D O C personnel and abominable medical neglect by the “health care” contractor for Delaware prisons, all manner of officials, from the governor on down, do NOTHING! I have personally SEEN these abuses, and as a former prosecutor it is...

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Beware of the Backlash Against Reform Prosecutors

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

She deserves some sort of “Prosecutor’s Medal of Honor”! As the most powerful element of the criminal justice system, prosecutors are poised to do the most good in terms of needed changes. The pushback discussed here is no surprise to me. For ever 1 person arrested, 29 benefit financially, so much of the opposition comes from those trying to preserve their useless jobs! Excerpts from the Article: A month before Suffolk County...

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