San Francisco Eliminates Fees on Jail Phone Calls

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now! |

Several years ago (7) I organized a statewide boycott of prison phones by inmates, to lower costs. It was successful; rates were reduced 3 months later. READ Families push for lower prison phone rates, more open visits – READ WHAT YOU CAN DO, AND DO IT! – kra  The ridiculously high fees are counter productive; the more people stay in touch with family, the better they do when they get out.       We are never again...

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When Does “Normal Living” Happen in Recovery? – Interesting – kra

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

As a former addict – clean 14 and a half years now – naturally this caught my attention among the hundreds of articles I get monthly. The article reminds me of some philosophy classes – much talk, many questions, no answers! I don’t agree with the characterization of many “likes and dislikes” as “addiction”. Some of the author’s attitudes are formed by the structure/principles of NA and AA....

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Statewide Family Reentry Pilot Program Launched

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

I have urged this since day one of my endeavors.  Every state should have such a program or a more comprehensive one. It is the BEST way to REDUCE CRIME, because it reduces recidivism. Excerpts from the Article: Delaware’s five public housing authorities (PHAs), the Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) and the Delaware Center for Justice (DCJ) today launched the Delaware Family Reentry Pilot (FRP) Program, a statewide initiative to give...

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State senator brokers donation of masks to Department of Correction – “Good on Him!” – kra

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

 State Sen. Darius Brown recognizes that inmates must be treated humanely.  Prison is the worst place to get ill, for the “health care” is notoriously abominable.  God Bless Sen. Brown and the many organizations involved. This measure will save lives, and more states should do it. Using them for in person visits is smart. All studies show that those inmates who maintain contact with friends and family are far less likely to...

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Practical Tip – A Reentry Essential – kra Someone Cares – kra

Posted by on Jun 10, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues |

I post this again, because it is so important. I talked again this morning with a fellow I have been helping for about 2 months now. He is a “hard case”, with anti social tendencies and attitude Been in and out of prison a lot, on probation “my whole life” … as he puts it. He is black and his girlfriend is white, and some idiots give him shit about that. He met again today with his P O, an asshole, and today...

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