Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – by Ken Abraham – PUBLISHED

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This editorial was PUBLISHED in the Delaware State News of 1/16/18, P A4.  You should look into the goings on of the Board of Pardons in YOUR state, and then use this as a guide to either praise them, or, if they still “deny, deny, deny”, to shame them in the press!      Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – By Ken Abraham The Delaware State News has printed many...

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“I Won’t Back Down” – My Theme Song. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs | Comments

I remember when our criminal justice system worked well. There was time to have proper trials. There were nearly zero wrongful convictions. Our prison population was about 338,000 (now over 2.1 million). That was 1973, the year I graduated from law school. That was before the “war on drugs” got ramped up. That was 45 years ago; that is how long it has taken us to create the dysfunctional justice system seen in America today. Nixon...

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Good News! Our Officials are Starting to Get the Message – Policies are Changing! Letter to the Editor kra

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

In preparing my Letter to the Editor,  I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons, to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (sentence reduction – early release), three were granted (the three men whom...

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Good News. The Board of Pardons and others are Starting to Get Smart. :) – UPDATED 12/19 with Letter to the Editor – kra

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

UPDATE: 12/19/17   In preparing my Letter to the Editor, to go out on Friday, I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (early release), three were granted (the...

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Senators Introduce Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Bill

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   They are starting to “get it”. Our justice system is so very F’d up that it has clobbered the poor, people of color, addicts, the mentally ill, and, perhaps worst of all, as I have said so often, undermined confidence in the system! It took 45 years to screw up the system*, and it will take time to undo the mess. These are steps in the right direction except for the new mandatory minimum sentences...

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