Their first Newsletter by CCRC and National maps on expungement, pardoning, and voting rights restoration and MORE!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

https://ccresourcecenter.org/ Their first Newsletter and National maps on expungement, pardoning, and voting rights restoration and MORE! National maps on expungement, pardoning, and voting rights restoration  = Obviously a great resource, thorough and informative. I read through it on Delaware, and these people have done their homework! October 8, 2021 The Collateral Consequences Resource Center is pleased to unveil six new maps that visualize...

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The Reintegration Agenda During Pandemic: Criminal Record Reforms in 2020

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

My good friend, Margaret Hawkins, head of DARSOL, sent me this article.  It is too long for me to edit and print here, but it is EXCELLENT, and if you care about reentry, YOU should read through it! Note: The Collateral Consequences Resource Center is a nonprofit organization established in 2014 to promote public engagement on the myriad issues raised by the collateral consequences of arrest or conviction. Collateral consequences are the legal...

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Judge axes DOL’s ‘troubling’ bid to block ex-convict from union role

Posted by on Aug 26, 2021 in Other Issues |

A judge with some sense!  Why did the DOL take this position anyway?  Somebody there needs an education on ex offenders! Excerpts from the Article: A federal judge in Boston has ruled that a man convicted of drug trafficking has rehabilitated and should be able to serve as a union steward, contrary to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “remarkable and troubling” position. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani on Wednesday said Brian...

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Virginia is using dogs to ‘terrify and attack’ prisoners, say lawsuits that describe one man as mauled in his cell

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Prison Abuse |

More outrageous prison abuse.  It will not end until YOU speak out! Who do you think is going to pay for this?  YOU are! Excerpts from the Article: Curtis Garrett was standing in cell 3C38 on Christmas Day, four months shy of his release date, when the dogs showed up. The inmate had retreated to his cell and closed the door after fighting with another prisoner who attacked him with a broom handle in the mess hall. When Garrett saw two members...

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Jail Lockup Tied to Early Death in U.S. Counties A new analysis suggests jail incarceration rates may help drive causes of death like infectious disease and suicide among county residents.

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

This should surprise nobody.  Given that one’s physical health is tied to one’s mental health it stands to reason that those who see and experience all of the abuse, despair, and horrible health care in our jails, will be more ill and even commit suicide. By the way, there is NO effective mental health treatment in America’s jails or prisons, and this is part of that story. The despair and the contagion do not vanish when men...

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