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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 […]
Victorio’s earliest memory
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Victorio is an activist whose commitment to justice began at an early age -- he talks about one of his earliest memories.
Technology advances connections for Deaf Inmates
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After nearly six years of all-volunteer advocacy by our organization, we were able to get a top executive at a the largest prison phone company (Global Tel Link) to blog about the importance of videophones in prisons across the nation! Anthony Bambocci blog mentions our Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign advocacy and our support of […]
Check out the Stories Project
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To hear the stories of Vermonters that have had the misfortune of becoming involved with our criminal legal system, check out the Stories Project. Watch clips, read excerpts of letters and poetry!