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Everybody is affected by our dysfunctional criminal justice system. Read these Articles to learn some solutions to the problems!
Porn star or not, read this! Practical Tip # 89 – Accusers face risks in breaking nondisclosure agreements – Don’t Sign a Nondisclosure! – kra With Letter to the Editor = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-89-accusers-face-risks-breaking-nondisclosure-agreements-dont-sign-nondisclosure-kra/
This is a MUST READ if you have not read it! Probation and Parole – a short Essay by Ken Abraham – With Letter to the Editor or Editorial Submission – Widely PUBLISHED = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/probation-and-parole-an-essay-by-ken-abraham-with-letter-to-the-editor/
Practical Tip on Pardons, Expungements, Commutations/Clemency – With fee agreement = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-pardons-expungments-commtations/
Report Bad Lawyers – Do it! – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/report-bad-lawyers-they-dont-just-screw-up-the-casethey-ruin-lives-every-day/
Prison Abuse – Why Massive Indifference is a Massive Mistake – kra = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/prison-abuse-massive-indifference-massive-mistake/
READ Crime Prevention Bill = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/crime-bill/
Know Anyone Associated With an Innocence Project Team? Practical Tip: Tell them “Get them out First” kra – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-pardons-expungments-commtations/
http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/prosecution-imprisonment-will-stop-prison-abuse-demand-avoid-deaths-prison-guards/ = How to avoid the deaths of prison guards and inmates … or do you want to join the countless officials who refuse to acknowledge this huge problem called prison abuse?
http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/the-power-of-advertising-win-the-war-on-dr = The Answer to the Drug Problem … or do you want to continue to waste about a hundred billion dollars a year, and get nowhere?
Letter to the Editor – Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – by Ken Abraham – PUBLISHED – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/criminal-justice-system-policies-changing-better-ken-abraham-published/
Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law – with Letter to the Editor – kra – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/florida-shooting-nra-sues-as-florida-enacts-gun-control-law-with-letter-to-the-editor-kra/ I just about fell out of my chair when a Pulitzer Prize winning author called me a minute ago and said: “Great letter, Mr. Abraham!” He now calls me Ken.
Letter from a concerned citizen, Pam Rehmer, about racism in the criminal justice system. Although polls show that 74% of Americans don’t think the system is racist, many, many studies show that it is. http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/letter-from-a-concerned-citizen-about-racism-in-the-system/
http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/how-the-war-on-drugs-has-destroyed-justice/ = I remember when the system worked well; justice nearly always was the result. Today it is a total train wreck – perhaps the most vivid manifestation is that we are imprisoning hundreds of innocent people every year. This is WHY it is a train wreck!
More Band-Aids won’t solve wave of drug violence! – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/band-aids-wont-solve-wave-drug-violence/
Politics – Politics is what destroyed our criminal justice system! – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/politics-politics-destroyed-criminal-justice-system/
Abolish the “Sex Offender” Registry! Learn the FACTS instead of all the “Sex Offender Hysteria” kra = http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/abolish-the-sex-offender-registry-kra/
Got a Problem with the Criminal Justice System? CALL this Guy!
Practical Tip – Get Empowered! How YOU Can Create a Powerful, Effective Force for Reform of our Criminal Justice System -http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-how-you-can-create-a-powerful-effective-force-for-reform-of-our-criminal-justice-system/
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Yes, he was funny as hell, but also wise:
Feel free to reproduce anything I have written anywhere at any time, with or without attribution. The important thing is to share the information, educate the public, most of whom are clueless about what a disaster the criminal justice system is!
Want to debate any of this? Call any time; I work from 3 or 4 a m until I drop every day. Better yet, please invite me to a public forum to debate any of these issues!
Make A Difference
So many say “why bother, there’s nothing I can do!”
Well, I sure hope one of those is not you!
For you can be far, far more influential than you think,
All you need do is share some well-thought-out-ink!
READ http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-how-you-can-become-a-prison-reform-advocate-here-is-how-do-it/PracticalTip: How YOU can become a “prison reform advocate” – or any ADVOCATE! Here is how! EASY as 1, 2 ,3 ! DO IT!
Why Am I Up in The Middle of The Night?
Why Am I Up in The Middle of The Night?
Because there is so much injustice in the justice system, it’s just not right,
So I rest when I can, but, largely, I fight, fight, fight,
I remember when the system did in fact work quit well,
But since our “war on drugs”, it’s gone straight to hell!
Learn neat stuff: The BBC series “Planet Earth – Dynasties”! Have you seen shrimps attack a starfish? Did you know that there are fish with jaws so powerful that they can bite through rock? Have you seen the astonishing transformations which cuttlefish use to disguise themselves? Did you know there is a predator which eats great white sharks? – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iC3hGfTI3ew
MAKE it a great day! Ken Abraham
Founder, Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE, (CCJ)
430 Kings Hwy., Suite 414, Dover, DE 19901
Founder, “Adopt a Prisoner” Church Reentry Program,
And founder of no more organizations this decade! 🙂
This article was sent by my colleagues at LEAP, where I am on the Speakers Bureau.
Here is another voice of reason in a realm of life so destructive to our country. While there is lots of talk of reforms these days, there is little action. Why? Because for every 1 person arrested, 29 benefit financially. Only a handful of those 29 are actually helping society’ many are just “collecting a paycheck”! Think about it: cops, support staff, judges, prosecutors, prison and probation personnel and all the contractors supplying them with “programs” supplies, etc.! Most of them spend millions of dollars lobbing and bribing lawmakers to oppose much-needed reforms! YOUR tax money being wasted.
Speak out for the kinds of reforms mentioned here by Governor of PA and others! READ Practical Tip – Get Empowered! How YOU Can Create a Powerful, Effective Force for Reform of our Criminal Justice System – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/practical-tip-how-you-can-create-a-powerful-effective-force-for-reform-of-our-criminal-justice-system/
Excerpts from the Article:
Harrisburg Reporter Matt Heckel has the story. “No one’s level of wealth, no one’s race, their creed, should lead to different conditions in imprisonment,” said Governor Tom Wolf calling on Pennsylvania lawmakers Thursday to pass a package of eight initiative designed to reform the state’s criminal justice system.
“We need to work to make our criminal justice system more fair, more equitable, and more focused on rehabilitation.” the Governor Added. The initiatives include bail and pre-trial reforms… Making sure everyone has a right to a fair trial
“If they don’t present a risk, they shouldn’t be incarcerated pre-trial, simply because they don’t have the fifty dollars to make bail,” noted John Wetzel, Department of Corrections Secretary
The Governor also asking to adopt a standard assessment tool for sentencing. Clean slate legislation to allow those convicted to re-enter society after being released and to make sure even those without money have access to legal help. Right now, Pennsylvania’s the only state that doesn’t provide state funding to a public defender system.
“Everyone deserves adequate legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Governor Wolf.
And supporters say with previous criminal justice reform bills in 2012 resulting in savings of 400 million dollars through lower prison population. These latest reforms wouldn’t only be good for those who serve time but also for the community as a whole.
“Many times, when individuals can’t post arbitrary bail or are clogging up the criminal justice system, not only is there a human impact, but there’s an impact directly to tax dollars,” added George Hartwick, Dauphin County Commissioner.
And the Governor pointing out that since those previous criminal justice reforms six years ago the state’s prison population has dropped by more than three thousand inmates.
Women helping women. Man, woman, or in between, I am sure YOU could help, so give them a call at 302-585-4978.
Helping women at risk for re-incarceration = helping society = reducing crime.
In Her Shoes, Inc. is a non-profit Program exclusively for Women. Our mission is to facilitate, nurture, and restore hope through community services to women who has experience inform trauma, treatment programs, incarceration, and hardship.
Two-thirds of incarcerated women face re-entry challenges after release from prison: Having even a minor criminal record, such as a misdemeanor or even an arrest without conviction, can create an array of lifelong barriers that stand in the way of successful entry for women.
Our friend Pam McKinney in Chicago sent me this one. We have seen similar videos from Rikers Island and other prisons. More outrageous treatment of the mentally ill in America’s new “insane asylums”, the prisons. This article reminds me of the many times I saw guards laughing at the anguish of inmates.
Excerpts from the Article:
Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours writhes on the floor of his cell, loses consciousness and eventually dies. The newspaper said it reviewed more than 100 hours of jailhouse surveillance video in all.
San Luis Obispo County Administrative Officer Wade Horton called the footam Mcage “extremely painful to watch.” “What happened to Andrew Holland was a tragedy that impacts our entire community,” Horton told The Tribune in an email. “Although we can’t bring Andrew back, our county has made and continues to make changes in response to this terrible event.”
Last year, the county awarded Holland’s family $5 million for his death, which a medical examiner determined was caused by a pulmonary embolism.
Holland, 36, had schizophrenia since his early 20s and was incarcerated on and off over the years, usually for minor offenses. He was taken into custody in 2015 on charges of battery, resisting an officer and probation violations. He was strapped into the chair after repeatedly hitting himself.
The video posted on The Tribune’s website shows sheriff’s deputies periodically entering his cell to rotate his arms and legs and offer him food and water. Strapped to the chair, he is unable to use a nearby toilet. County policy requires rotating a restrained inmate’s extremities every 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours to prevent blood clots that can lead to a fatal embolism. The newspaper reported that Holland was released from the chair and moved to another cell so human waste that collected under his chair, and is visible in the video, could be cleaned up. Video of him in the other cell shows him lying on a tile floor with just a blanket. At one point, he stands up briefly, appears to be stricken by tremors and lies down again, covering himself with the blanket. Soon after, he appears to have trouble breathing, then loses consciousness.
Several deputies and paramedics enter the cell and attempt to revive him, while one deputy stands smiling and talking to another.
“We had hope that his life would improve, but on January 22nd of this year, our son Andrew died a brutal and tortured death at the hands of the custodial staff at San Luis Obispo County jail,” Holland’s mother, Sharon, told reporters last July. The family, which has said it will use the settlement money to establish a nonprofit to advocate for the rights of mentally ill people in the criminal justice system, declined to comment further this week.
I post this because:
- Every patriot has a duty to speak out against this fool we have elected President.
and 2. tRump is a disaster for our criminal justice system.
tRump spent over an hour at that rally in PA, trying to defeat Lamb. Of course, the pompous fool spent 95% of the time talking about himself. Well, a clear message has been sent. What is that message? “You, Mr. President, are an incompetent, pompous fool, incapable of restoring America’s greatness. We do not want a lying, cheating, narcissistic bully as our president!”
The way he fired Tillerson, a man who left a position of power and great income to enter public service!? tRump is such an inconsiderate Bozo; to learn why his “base” are such fools, read: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/how-the-science-of-blue-lies-may-explain-trumps-support/
Before you freak out, realize that we all want to keep kids safe. Our “sex offender hysteria” laws are not doing that. READ articles on this issue to get the facts! The FACTS, not all the BS out there!
This video is a good summary of why we should not “tweak” the registry, but should abolish it!
FOLKS – this means YOU! If you know anyone with a criminal justice question, a legal question, tell them to CALL me!!! Not a bunch of type type type… CALL 302-423-4067. I hate to toot my own horn but the FACT is I am able to help most (over 95%) of those who call. Not because I am a friggin’ genius, but because there are few people on this planet (any??) with the experience I have*! Just tell them to CALL me!
Jeez!! I get too many calls from people who have called several idiot lawyers and/or all the wrong people! The right people? Someone who can actually SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
*And what is my experience? Highlights are: Law Clerk to Supreme Court of Delaware, Deputy Attorney General, Defense Counsel and General Law Practitioner, student of the criminal justice system for the past twelve years (think about that- all of law school is 3 years; I have been immersed in learning all about the criminal justice system problems/solutions for twelve years now!), Addict, Prisoner, Member of Rotary International, Entrepreneur (owned and built several very successful businesses), Pres. of Legal Aid, Founder and President of Citizens for Criminal JUSTICE, Inc., Business Broker (Broker’s license in Florida), Teacher, homeless person, and counselor to thousands. NO charge to talk to me.
I have won more than 700 trials, gotten many people out of prison early, prevented many, many more from ever going to prison … I HATE to “toot my own horn”, but what the Hell are you waiting for?? CALL ME! Everything I do is free, unless it is a ton of work!
I am a professional who specializes in Applications for Pardons and for Clemency/Commutation. READ Know Anyone With an Innocence Project Team? Practical Tip: Tell them “Get them out First” kra
All of law school is three years; where we are taught contracts, wills and estates, torts, evidence, and about a dozen other subjects. I spent four years doing nothing but studying criminal justice issues for 18 hours a day, every day, from B4 the sun rose until after it set [the lights are on 24/7 in that isolation cell!] , and I have been IMMERESED in all such issues for nearly eleven years now! Think about it!!
Why am I so successful? READ Practical Tip – There is ONE way to win – Be Prepared!
Politics Has No Role In the Justice System! Our Constitution Demands it, by Establishing Three Branches of Government. kra
This video shows the profound truth that politics should have no role in our justice system. I watched every minute of the Watergate Hearings. Every minute of it. It was the summer of 1973 and I was studying for the Bar Exam. So I watched the hearings, crammed for the Bar Exam during the commercials, and made audio tapes of my notes from law school, which I played in my sleep! What a fantastic education on Constitutional law it was. What a fantastic education on cross-examination it was, watching Senator Sam Ervin and other great Senators tear to shreds the many lies being told to them, under oath, by the most powerful men in government – Haldeman, Mitchell, Erlichman, and many others.
It is a sad, sad state of affairs that today politics has crept into the system in a big way, and the public seems to be tolerating it!
Ken Abraham Summary of Constitutional Law – http://www.citizensforcriminaljustice.net/4776-2/
WATCH THIS VIDEO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo7KWzOgnf8
This New Zealand video to recruit police was sent my by colleagues at LEAP.
See the video: