US states move to stop prisons charging inmates for reading and video calls Draft bill aims to curb rise of pay-per-minute ebooks and costly facetime calls in prisons where visits are banned or restricted

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now! | 0 comments

Great news, and EVERY state should do this! These measures endanger YOUR safety: all studies show that better educated inmates, and prisoners who stay in touch with loved ones, are far less likely to re-offend! Advocate for it! Here is how: Practical Tip: How YOU can become an ADVOCATE! Here is how! EASY as 1, 2 ,3 ! DO IT! Excerpts from the Article: Lawmakers in three US states are drafting a bill that they hope will end the growing trend of...

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12 shot, five dead in single day of shootings in Baltimore – With Letter to Editor -kra

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs |

The violence is crazy! See the Letter I sent out to Baltimore papers and others! There IS a solution! Excerpts from the Article: Authorities say 12 people were shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore. The first of Saturday’s shootings was reported at about 2:30 a.m. and involved three female victims, all found with apparent gunshot wounds in a car in a northeastern section of the city. One victim, a...

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Families push for lower prison phone rates, more open visits – READ WHAT YOU CAN DO, AND DO IT! – kra

Posted by on Jan 13, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now! |

I organized a move – a prison phone boycott – to lower the rates in Delaware several years ago, and it worked! DO it in your state. You will be reducing crime, as sure as I sit here, for all studies show that those inmates with outside contacts are less likely to return … and the OUTRAGEOUSLY high rates prohibit or limit those contacts. Here is HOW TO DO IT: Send a postcard to about 20 prisoners (or as many as you can –...

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Don’t get caught with your pants down! Legal Shield! – A SMART move! – kra

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now! |

Practical Tip – Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down! YOU need Legal Insurance, and Here it Is! kra I have known about Legal Shield for many years, but recently took a closer look at it. My conclusion is that everyone should have it! I personally do not need it because I am a legal shield, but in our increasingly litigious society, most people cannot afford a good lawyer, and this is a truly affordable way to have one. This is one of the best...

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Inmate Gives Back after Getting Out!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now! |

We need faaar many more programs like the one described here. As many of you know, I am an ex offender and I have counseled (still do) hundreds of other ex offenders., so I am quite familiar with all of the issues discussed in this article. When we help ex offenders we help our communities … as I have been “shouting” since I wrote my first Letter to the Editor in 2012= “No voice”. Those of us who have “been...

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Why are Democrats blocking bills that would allow state to track legislator pay?: Opinion – My Letter to Editor! – kra

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Take Action Now! |

Can’t say that I often agree with Republicans these days, but Delaware’s  Ruth Briggs King is quite right on this issue! What are these clowns hiding?!  READ my Letter, below. We have a right to know!  Excerpts from the Article: Two proposals seeking to make candidates and lawmakers more responsible for their actions have a long and unfortunate history of being killed in the General Assembly. Currently pending action in the House...

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