Sentencing reform is moving in the wrong direction – Sessions

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Of course, under tRump! Both he and Sessions are stuck in the past, with laws and policies which we now know do nothing to reduce crime. The laws discussed here affect the federal system. 15% of prisoners.  Fortunately, many states are enacting more meaningful reforms.    Excerpts from the Article:   In 2015, Senator Chuck Grassley introduced a long awaited bi-partisan criminal justice reform bill designed...

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New York to Spend $7.3 Million on College Programs for Prisoners

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Too few states get it, but N Y does: education is the best way to reduce recidivism, thus reducing crime! As in NY, it usually is idiot “tough on crime” politicians who stand in the way of such programs. Excerpts from the Article:   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has long advocated for more higher education programs in New York state prisons. His plans have drawn criticism from conservatives who take...

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A typical 2 A M email. Probation and Sex Offenders … You CAN get probation shortened. kra Practical Tip

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

If I awake in the middle of the night, I check my emails. Here is a recent exchange, with the sender’s name omitted for her privacy: Margaret….Subject: Question Hi Ken, If a guy, a SO, has been sentenced to three years in prison and ten years probation, is there any way to have probation shortened? I received a letter from this poor guy in the Georgetown facility who was arrested for ‘dealing’ chid pornography. They consider it...

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Florida prisons cut programs to cover $28 million deficit To make up the shortfall, state officials plan on cutting substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   A really stupid move. ALL studies show that education is the best way to reduce recidivism = reduce crime! Our idiot politicians want to spend tens of thousands of dollars a year keeping people locked up with mandatory minimum sentences [which do NOT reduce crime!] while cutting funds for what really works! it’s all part of the “tough on crime” failed bullshit policies of the past.    ...

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Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Not Good Enough – 5/1/18

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Uncategorized | Comments

I just sent this out. It is important for all of us to speak out on such issues.   Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission – Not Good Enough – 5/1/18 I am compelled to write this in response to the reporting of a story evolving in Wilmington, DE, concerning a nonprofit organization called Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware… not to be confused with Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing in Dover, DE one of the finest...

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