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Missing property
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Jim was sent to VCBR this summer. His second box of property has never been given to him. Either the prison never sent it or VCBR is holding it.
Tricked by parole board
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Jim at VCBR says that a friend of his was told that he would be granted paraole if he went to VCBR. However, after he was shipped there, they told him they were looking to revoke the parole.
Reframing Barriers
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I am very honored to work for an organization whose mission is to end homelessness in the DMV. Homelessness often coexists with employment barriers, such as mental illness, addiction, and previous incarceration. Our employment center embraces a person-centered employment first model to facilitate participant stability. Employment First assumes that every participant is employable and has […]
denied use of JP5 player
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A man went to VCBR this summer from a prison. The prisons make available for purchase JP5 players. He brought it with him, but they said he couldn’t have it because it had a USB port. The prison allowed them!!
Thoughts from one detained in a civil commitment facility
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I feel like I am walking on egg shells 3 feet thick. We are under the microscope 24/7. The treatment process is like brainwashing. They want to lay you down, cut you open, then scrape everything that’s inside out. Then they want to put back in what they want to be there. You fight to […]
Our Deeply Flawed Civil Commitment System | Cato Institute
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David Prescott acknowledges that sexual offender civil commitment has many inherent problems. If we’re going to lock someone up, we must be sure that it’s for a good reason. Yet even by these programs’ stated rationales, governments might do better with a less restrictive means of treatment. Surprisingly, this appears true even for high-risk offenders. […]
Let’s Stamp Out Perversion | Cato Institute
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Amanda Pustilnik draws a sharp contrast between civil commitment as it is practiced for the severely mentally ill — and the utterly different system that has been imposed on sex offenders. The latter system she terms “a perversion,” one that both destroys civil liberties and stigmatizes the treatment of genuinely mentally ill individuals. Genuine civil […]