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Video July 2, 2015

Reverse mortgage - Smart financial option for people in old age

We all wish to live a peaceful and happy life come what may all throughout our age however life is a perfect example of uncertainties.

From Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
blog July 1, 2015

Darren Raineys death

The death of Darren Rainey and the courage my brother Harold Hempstead showed by fighting for justice imprisoned with his killers and by speaking to the media has changed my life forever

From Stop Prison Abuse Now
Video June 29, 2015

Unfair Sentencing

My husband, I believe has received unfair sentencing.

From Communities United Against Mass Incarceration (CUAMI)
Blog June 27, 2015

Visiting My son in solitary confinement.

Visiting My son in solitary confinement. Or behind the door.... Nikko has been behind the door/ solitary confinement for 3 years now.. This is what I see ....

Video June 27, 2015

Protect the welfare of prisoner Nikko Albanese

Petition for my son Nikko Albanese.

Blog June 27, 2015

Starving Mentally Ill Prisoners While Preventing Visits from Family

Summary of how mental illness in prison do not mix.

blog June 24, 2015

In Memory of Darren Rainey

George Mallinckrodt worked for nearly three years as a psychotherapist in a Florida state prison psychiatric ward. Guards regularly tormented, beat, and tortured patients on his caseload. George was fired for his refusal to stay silent about a beating and other abuses. Mallinckrodt is a full-time human rights activist and frequent contributor to news stories regarding the treatment of the mentally ill in prison. ​http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/index.htm​ http://www.georgemallinckrodt.com/human_rights_campaign.htm https://www.createspace.com/4929100 http://www.amazon.com/Getting-Away-With-Murder-Story/dp/1500705624/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1415311293&sr=1-1

From Stop Prison Abuse Now
video June 15, 2015
blog June 11, 2015

TEETH

Visiting my mother in jail and how it still haunts me decades later

Video June 10, 2015

help needed

Advice needed: At inmate x facility in CO a female guard is routinely expecting inmates to provide sexual favors, such as masturbating in front of her etc. Now our inmate x walks in on this female guard having sex with an inmate in her office and she sees inmate x seeing her in the act. After the incident inmate x avoids this female guard and is trying to stay out of the way and is worried she will try to eliminate him as a witness. She has already been disciplined for assaulting inmates but of cause received a slap on the wrist. The last inmate who refused to have sex with this guard was send to the SHU, beaten and transferred out. She alleged that he (the inmate who was beaten & transferred) tried to rape her which of cause is a total lie. What is your advise for inmate x ?

From Stop Prison Abuse Now
Video June 10, 2015

Advice needed for innocent man who is scared to be set up

Advice needed: At inmate x facility a female guard is routinely expecting inmates to provide sexual favors, such as masturbating in front of her etc. Now our inmate x walks in on this female guard having sex with an inmate in her office and she sees inmate x seeing her in the act. After the incident inmate x avoids this female guard and is trying to stay out of the way and is worried she will try to eliminate him as a witness. She has already been disciplined for assaulting inmates but of cause received a slap on the wrist. The last inmate who refused to have sex with this guard was send to the SHU, beaten and transferred out. She alleged that he (the inmate who was beaten & transferred) tried to rape her which of cause is a total lie. What is your advise for inmate x ?

blog June 9, 2015

The Money Trail Debunked: How Private Prisons Write Our Laws

We discuss the corrupt ways private prisons use campaign contributions, lobbying, and their money to write our laws by utilizing a video from Represent.Us.

From ReThink Justice DC
video June 8, 2015

Jobs NOT Jails Worcester Action

6-8-15 JNJ Worcester Action

From Jobs Not Jails
video June 8, 2015

Jobs NOT Jails Worcester Action

6/8/15 Action & Recruitment at the Worcester Court House

From Jobs Not Jails
video June 7, 2015

Public Forum on Future of Champaign County Criminal Justice System 4/30/15

Full video of the program of speakers, including the keynote by Carol Ammons, state representative from Champaign-Urbana.

From Build Programs, Not Jails!
video June 3, 2015

Let Me Explain

John Blake, an advocate for juvenile justice, shares his poem about surviving his mother's incarceration.

From VIRGINIA CURE
video June 1, 2015

Kick the Kickbacks

Illinois family members speak about overcharging for prison and jail phone calls.

From Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Video May 28, 2015

Securus’s High Cost

The high cost of Securus is two fold: The lack of human contact, and the cost of the phone call + the added fees!

blog May 23, 2015

10year mandatory minimum- non violent marijuana

First entry, my goal is to provide perspectives from my child's after who is in federal prison.

From Build Programs, Not Jails!
blog May 20, 2015

A Cameron County Mom Remembers

A mother shares how her son's long stay pretrial in jail brought his life to an early end.

From Jailhouse Stories: Effects of Pretrial Detention
blog May 13, 2015

What A Life by A. Thrash

I wrote this poem in 1981 or 1982. I wanted people to see that people had a life before they became incarcerated (some of us did anyway) and they lose something out of life from being incarcerated~that incarceration in and of itself is a painful form of punishment, without all the other things put on a person simply because they are locked up.

From Arkansas: CURE
blog April 26, 2015

Jail Diversion talk in Champaign County

Leon Evans, head of a San Antonio program that provides mental health and substance abuse services to at risk community members was the guest speaker at a Champaign County public meeting hosted by the Mental Health Board and the county sheriff’s office on April 23. Build Programs Not Jails campaign volunteers provided a summary of the meeting.

From Build Programs, Not Jails!
blog April 1, 2015

Diabetic in Denton County Jail

C.J.'s stay in the Bell and Denton County jails almost cost him his life. Grace Jacks reports on his experience as a diabetic being held pretrial.

From Jailhouse Stories: Effects of Pretrial Detention
blog March 31, 2015
video March 18, 2015

Ms. Rose LaBorde Speaks About Visiting Abdul Majid

Abdul Majid is scheduled for a hearing before a New York State Parole Board for release consideration. We, at RAPP, are asking people to submit letters of support for his release. See information and instructions following:

From Release Aging People in Prison
blog March 14, 2015

J Ponder Art

J Ponder Art

From Arkansas: CURE
audio March 13, 2015

How Big Banks Turn Prisons into Profit Centers

"Until these banks find a way to make money on the rehabilitation of people, and not the incarceration," former prisoner Greg Cavaluzzi warns, "this will continue."

blog March 12, 2015

Can the 50% Approach Do It?

RAPP’s statement: “Smart on Crime & Reducing Prison Populations” By Mujahid Farid March 12, 2015 What We Need to Consider to Have a Significant Impact on Mass Incarceration

From Release Aging People in Prison