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Women in Need of Freedom: Patty Prewitt
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In an essay publshed in 2013, Patty Prewitt described meeting a caseworker in the Women’s Easter, Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, Missouri. The caseworker told her: “I think we should start a cemetery… A graveyard for you and the others serving no-parole.”  Prewitt listened to her describe flower beds and flat gravestones.  “It […]
Elders in need of freedom: Larry Yarbrough
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Larry Yarbrough is one of Oklahoma’s incarcerated people aged 50 and older who are currently serving life without parole for nonviolent drug offenses. After 22 years of incarceration, he uses a wheelchair and suffers from diabetes and congestive heart failure. He has never had a citation for misconduct; instead he’s received commendations for volunteering his […]
Prison Chapel Inc
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today I was informed by mike McKenrick of celebrate recovery that Joe Wilson of prison chapel inc,,, Glen Short of FSB architects and mike had a meeting last Tues. with DOC Dir Albaugh and gained approval to build chapel number 6 at J.H.Lilly correctional facility in Boley, ok more info to follow as to meetings ect...we are moving forward on this quickly God Bless
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Women in need of freedom: Eraina Pretty, 56, incarcerated in Maryland
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The Maryland Parole Commission recommended Eraina for release. That recommendation was denied in 2011.
Help Push the NYS Parole Board Closer to Justice
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Fueled by our grief over the death of John MacKenzie in his 40th year in prison and after his 10th parole denial, we must now push forward and make a change. It is time to get the Board to release our elders, our family members, the thousands of people in New York prisons who have […]
Stop the Heat
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Abusive heat, cold and humidity are serious issues in prisons across the country
Darren Rainey: October 11 Meeting with State Attorney
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    Summary of Meeting with State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle on October 11, 2016 to Discuss the Progress of the Investigation of the Death of Darren Rainey on June 23, 2012   Attending: Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida; Shirley Johnson, President of the Miami-Dade NAACP; Amy McClellan, Marilyn Lieberman, George […]