Jail Lockup Tied to Early Death in U.S. Counties A new analysis suggests jail incarceration rates may help drive causes of death like infectious disease and suicide among county residents.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

This should surprise nobody.  Given that one’s physical health is tied to one’s mental health it stands to reason that those who see and experience all of the abuse, despair, and horrible health care in our jails, will be more ill and even commit suicide. By the way, there is NO effective mental health treatment in America’s jails or prisons, and this is part of that story. The despair and the contagion do not vanish when men...

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Gov. Wolf wants people wrongly convicted paid $50k for every year spent in prison PENNSYLVANIA Pennsylvania is currently just one of 15 states that do not provide any financial justice to the victims of wrongful convictions

Posted by on Feb 20, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse |

It’s only fair, although no amount of money can make up for years of lost freedom.   Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his 2021-2022 budget plan last week with many talking points. Tucked away in his plan is a proposal to pay $50,000 to those wrongly convicted of a crime for each year they spent behind bars. Pennsylvania is currently just one of 15 states that do not provide any financial justice to the victims of wrongful convictions. Others...

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40% of Wrongful Convictions Involve Police Investigative Misconduct Targeting Black Male Defendants. Police Chiefs Urged to Drop ‘Victim-Centered’ Program

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality |

My friend, Ed Bartlett, who runs the Center for Prosecutor Integrity (CPI) in D C, sent me this article. WASHINGTON / February 19, 2021 – A review of recent wrongful convictions reveals 40.3% involved investigative misconduct by police officers that was directed against Black male defendants. The analysis is based on publicly available data compiled by the National Registry of Exonerations for the years 2018 to 2020 (1). Following are the...

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No Summary Judgment on Oregon Prisoner’s Retaliatory Termination Claim

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

A good decision, meaning that this case can continue against prison officials for race discrimination.   I shall be looking for the final outcome. Excerpts from the Article: On June 5, 2020, an Oregon federal court denied prison officials’ summary judgment on a prisoner’s First Amendment retaliation claim. Oregon prisoner Leumal Fred Hentz was assigned to work in the bakery at Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). On November 6, 2016,...

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Top Legislative Priority: Bring an End to Police Misconduct, Restore Impartial and Fair Investigations

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

Got this email from my friend, Ed Bartlett, who runs The Center for Prosecutor Integrity – CPI, in DC. As many of you know, I specialize in freeing innocent people. Top Legislative Priority: Bring an End to Police Misconduct, Restore Impartial and Fair Investigations WASHINGTON / January 27, 2021 – The Center for Prosecutor Integrity is today calling on state lawmakers to make criminal justice reform a top legislative priority for 2021,...

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