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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Seventh Circuit: Prisoner Has Right to Know Conditions of Supervised Release Prior to Being Released

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

It makes sense, because so much depends upon conditions. As the Court said: … “those terms and conditions govern where a person may live, work, with whom he may associate and other matters of his day-to-day life, instructed the Court.” Excerpts from the Article: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Jeremy Hogenkamp was entitled to know, before he was released from prison, what the terms and conditions...

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First Former Felon Elected to Washington State Legislature

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues |

God Bless her, and God, help remove the barriers to success like hers!  Nationwide, there are more than 25,000 barriers to reentry! Excerpts from the Article: On Election Day in November 2020, Washington State attorney and former prisoner Tarra Simmons became the first person convicted of a felony elected to the state’s legislature. Prior to the election, she said she was running to help give people “a first chance so they won’t need a second...

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