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Everybody’s got a story or a perspective about the criminal justice system. What’s yours? Here, you can easily upload video, audio, or text; and you can check out other people’s stories. 

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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
video March 18, 2015

Ms. Rose LaBorde Speaks About Visiting Abdul Majid

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

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
video March 6, 2015
Video March 3, 2015

New Book: Letters to a Lifer

I am the author of a newly released book entitled Letters to a Lifer. It is the true story of a law enforcement family's surprising relationship with a young man sentenced to life without parole for a crime he was involved in at the age of 15.

video March 1, 2015

A New Kind Of Busing

Busing Arkansas incarcerated citizens to an out of state Private for Profit Prison is not the answer to 'mass incarceration' in our State.

From Arkansas: CURE
video February 24, 2015

Unblock the Block: Release the Vote

There are 40 million African Americans in America. Organize the vote! Check out this video on YouTube:

From Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
blog February 23, 2015

Blog Entry - R. Williford

R. Williford sent in some of his earlier writings and wanted us to share them with you. Here's one from 2010 -- sad that it still applies today.

From Arkansas: CURE
video February 19, 2015

Yaa Asantewaa Nzinga on The Issue

Interview at Albany New York Political Event

From Release Aging People in Prison
blog February 16, 2015
Blog February 16, 2015

Attorney for Spoon Jackson

After 38 years in prison Spoon Jackson has filed a Habeas Corpus petition to the courts to have ”Special Circumstances” removed from his Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) sentence.

video February 14, 2015

Miguel Saucedo Interview-Prison Phone Justice

Chicago resident Miguel Saucedo talks about his experience of the excessive phone charges for prison phone calls. His brother has been in prison for two decades and he estimates his family has spent $20,000 on phone calls from his brother.

From Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
video February 10, 2015

Powerful Truth

Dhoruba Al-Mujahid speaking about the current police state we live in, and what we can do about it.

From Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
video February 6, 2015

Tony’s story

Tony feels the parole system is unfair, and he got involved with the RAPP campaign.

video February 6, 2015

Shazzia’s story

Shazzia's interest in prison issues comes from family experience

From Release Aging People in Prison
video February 6, 2015

Farid on aging prisoners

Farid from RAPP says he has first-hand experience with the pain of people aging in prison

From Release Aging People in Prison
blog February 6, 2015

No Housing for Ex-Offenders

A potential renter is blocked from private and public housing due to his/her criminal history

From VIRGINIA CURE
video February 5, 2015

A Mother’s Story of Visiting an Aging Incarcerated Man

Mrs. Rose Laborde is 90. Her son has been incarcerated in New York state for more than 30 years. Visiting grows harder as families age along with their incarcerated loved ones.

From Release Aging People in Prison
Blog February 4, 2015

prea information being collected.

I can accept information about how PREA is working in your area and assistance with our work.

Blog February 4, 2015

inmate medical care

Inmate medical

From VIRGINIA CURE
video February 1, 2015

Building Community: The Role of the Vote

"Why Vote?" A critical issue of today. At a time that poor people of color find themselves at the top of every index of misery their numbers are dropping at the polls. They are being fed the false information that black votes don't matter. They do.

From Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
blog February 1, 2015

A Powerful Look at What Makes Communities

"A community allows us to build strategies for analysis, for action and for change. Examining political and economic factors from the concrete base of the community allows for development of more effective strategies for change."

From Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
blog January 31, 2015

Blog Entry - JPonder

Greetings from inside the belly of the beast.

From Arkansas: CURE
blog January 31, 2015

Our Vote Matters

The issue is how do we increase voter turnout in poor communities of color where voter participation is low and getting lower. The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow is addressing this issue and applauds the suggestions in this article.

From Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
video January 29, 2015