Queens landlord will pay $1 million for denying apartments to previously incarcerated people – Good – kra!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

Another moron will pay for his stupidity!  Those in reentry who can afford an apartment are likely excellent tenants! Excerpts from the Article: A Queens landlord has agreed to pay $1 million for wrongly refusing to rent apartments to people who were previously incarcerated. The deal, which resolves a lawsuit filed in 2014 against the owners of the Sand Castle apartment complex in Far Rockaway, was hailed Tuesday by the Fortune Society as an...

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Support the Delaware ACLU – and the ACLU in YOUR Area! – kra

Posted by on Nov 9, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs | 0 comments

All of these are good ideas, and badly needed to curb injustice.   Just Announced: 2020 Legislative Priorities for the Coalition for Smart Justice We made historic progress in criminal justice reform this year. From expanding access to second chances to reforming the drug code and more, there’s a lot to be proud of! But our work isn’t done yet. You helped us get this far, so we wanted you to be the first to know about our...

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Oklahoma Set to Release 462 Inmates Monday in Largest-Ever Single-Day U.S. Mass Commutation – Grrrrrreat! – kra

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

ALL states should be doing this, for it will greatly reduce prison costs, and make us safer!  Voters approved a state question in 2016 that made simple drug possession and low-level property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies. Stitt signed a bill earlier this year that applied those sentences retroactively. And there need not be a public vote! The Governor’s office can take the initiative and make it happen! Excerpts from the...

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Study on solitary confinement makes a tragic case for restricting it in the U.S. People held in solitary confinement were 127 percent more likely to die from opioid overdose.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

I was placed in isolation cells for 1,510 days. I saw many men go mad. “Thank you,God, for my strong spirit”! YOU should read: It’s not about What They Did to Me – Prison Abuse It’s not about What They Did to Me -Prison Abuse What these studies don’t tell you is that the isolation cells are used improperly and illegally very often by mean-spirited guards to shut up or punish inmates who try to complain about...

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Troubled companies made him billions. A prison phone investment made him enemies – This Guy is Bad News – kra

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse |

This guy, Tom Gores, and other owners of private prisons and private companies providing “services (classes, courses, treatment programs, probation) to the justice system are … as I have said for years …  a disaster. They are focused on profit, not helping the individual nor society!  All studies show that inmates who have more contact – visits and/or calls – with friends and family are LESS LIKELY TO RE-OFFEND....

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