Sussex chiefs’ group eyes alternatives to incarceration in addiction, mental cases – Good Move – kra

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

They are understanding that the “tough on crime” methods do not reduce crime. Every department should establish and actively promote the Angel Program, like Dover P D and a couple of other departments have done. Publicize the fact that addicts can turn themselves in to police, no questions will be asked, and free treatment – outpatient, not locked up – will be provided immediately. READ Dover police start Angel program...

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Commentary: Life after prison in Delaware has unfair consequences – by my friend, Ron Fraser – Excellent!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse | Comments

My friend, Ron Fraser, did a great job with this “Commentary” piece, PUBLISHED in the Delaware State News  of 4/3/19 on pages A4 and A5.  Way to go, Ron! Commentary: Life after prison in Delaware has unfair consequences:   With each criminal conviction, the state of Delaware matter-of-factly tells the defendants how long they will spend behind bars. Hidden from view, in the “fine-print,” is a long list of additional penalties...

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Colorado Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Prison Slavery

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse | Comments

As many related articles point out, the 13 th Amendment of the U S Constitution still allows prison slavery, which is really a racist policy, given the inarguable racist nature of our criminal justice system. There are posted here many articles documenting racism in the system. Excerpts from the Article: The second time was the charm. On November 6, 2018, Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state’s constitution that...

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Law Enforcement and Lobbyists Battle Over Need for Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, War on Drugs | Comments

As is so often the case, to find the problem, follow the money. Washington D C and seven states have  realized the gross injustice in these asset forfeiture laws and have greatly improved them.  Since 2014, more than 29 states have enacted laws limiting asset forfeiture or making the civil asset forfeiture process more transparent. Most states continue to review them or have legislation pending. Why? Because as the “war on drugs”...

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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018 – See the Charts, the FACTS! kra

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Here is the 2018 update with pertinent details of incarceration in America. Each number is a person, too many of them being people whose lives are ruined due to the injustice in the justice system!   Excerpts from the Article: Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our...

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