Ohio’s Parole Board undergoes sweeping reforms to increase transparency, fairness

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

Long overdue. Looks good on paper; let’s see if they DO it!  I recall posting an article about Board members sleeping through the hearings! Excerpts from the Article: The Ohio Parole Board, criticized in recent months for having a secretive and arbitrary decision-making process, will become more open under a long list of reforms announced by Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday. For the first time, offenders eligible for parole will be allowed...

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New York is the first major city to allow free calls from jail – GREAT! – kra

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

God Bless all responsible. This is a fantastic improvement. Most jails and prisons charge outrageous prices for inmates to make a call; once again, the system exploiting the most vulnerable – the poor. This measure will greatly aid inmates in reentry, thus reducing crime and improving lives in incalculable ways. All studies show that inmates who have more personal – phone and visits – contact with those outside the walls are...

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Let’s address recidivism realistically – We are making a difference- kra With letter to Inmate – kra

Posted by on May 7, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

As soon as I saw this, I knew this guy had read my Editorial piece. Sure enough, he thanks me and Steve Hampton, Esq. toward the end of his Commentary.  My email going to Steve Hampton within 15 minutes: Steve, Check it out.  I shall be writing to this inmate within 48 hours (I got his S B I # from our friend Lori with Link of Love) to thank him for his Commentary, and to encourage him to keep it up and to tell more inmates to speak out in...

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Delaware’s drug laws are out of balance. Here’s how we can fix that. With Letter to the Editor – kra

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Kathy Jennings, Delaware’s Attorney General, Sen. Elizabeth Lockman, D-West Wilmington, and Rep. Sean Lynn, D-Dover, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, wrote an excellent Editorial piece (We Must Bring Balance to the Criminal Justice System) in which they hit the nail on the head, addressing most of the major problems in the system today. NOW all they need to do is penetrate the skulls of some Bozo legislators, to enact needed changes!...

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Standards on Treatment of Prisoners (Table of Contents) – ABA Standards – For anyone litigating prisoner issues – kra

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

The entire article is too extensive to post, but anyone concerned with litigation concerning prisons should review this and focus on what their issues are. It’s a good resource. Standards on Treatment of Prisoners In February 2010, the ABA House of Delegates approved a set of ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Treatment of Prisoners. These Standards supplant the previous ABA Criminal Justice Standards on the Legal Status of Prisoners and,...

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