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Be Champion for Challenging Incarceration
Challenging Incarceration
Jan, 27 2017
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STOP SOCIAL MEDIA SPYING IN NC
Free Movement Campaign
Oct, 27 2016
Founded in 2011, tech start up Geofeedia helped law enforcement agencies spy on the social media feeds of political activists. Free Movement helped break the story* that Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram had data deals with Geofeedia – this discl...
NOW IS THE TIME TO DEMAND PAROLE REFORM IN NEW YORK STATE
Parole Justice New York
Oct, 18 2016
Dear friends,We write to you with an urgent request. On September 28, 2016, the New York State Board of Parole published proposed changes to the regulations that govern their practices. We the publ...
I support Re-imagining Justice
Re-imagining Justice
Sep, 07 2016
I want a criminal justice system that addresses interpersonal harm more constructively, prevents future crime, and builds healthier communities.·         I want SAFER COMMUNITIES and less crime. We must prioritize ...
Prisons Need Ice in Summer Heat #StopTheHeat
#StopTheHeat – End Abusive Conditions in Prisons
Aug, 01 2016
The indoor heat index in Oklahoma prisons often hovers around the 90s and 100s in the summer because most prison units don’t have air conditioning, leaving those inside susceptible to heat stroke and complications related to existing medical conditions. We’re hearing reports from famil...
Heat Kills in Texas Prisons #StopTheHeat
#StopTheHeat – End Abusive Conditions in Prisons
Aug, 01 2016
A Texas man was supposed to return home to his family after his 2 year sentence for passing a bad check. Instead he died of heatstroke after suffering convulsions in his cell. He didn’t have a fan, he ...
Stop the Unfair Sentencing Trap in VA
Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged
Jun, 23 2016
Defendants in Virginia are getting trapped by harsh sentencing and denied the right to a fair appeal. Kevin Key was a first time offender convicted of a nonviolent drug offense. Sentencing guidelines presented by probation and parole officials recommended no more than 2 years and 2 days...
Fix Sentencing Disparities in VA (Governor Executive Order)
Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged
Jun, 07 2016
Jury deliberations are weighty and complex, making it vital participants be able to factor in all the relevant information. Yet, for five years, juries in Virginia imposed heavy-handed sentences without knowing the state had decided to abolish its parole system.In cases where jurie...
Texas Parole Reform: Work Time Credit for Diligent Participation
Texas Inmate Families Association
Jun, 05 2016
Excessive, lengthy sentences for individuals who have committed crimes, both violent and non-violent are costly, counterproductive, and inhumane. Long sentences ruin families, tear apart communities, and they deprive the person of the chance to turn his or her life around. It has also lon...
Tell the Task Force on Juvenile Correctional Centers to Invest in Kids in Their Communities
RISE for Youth
May, 26 2016
Members of the Task Force on Juvenile Correctional Centers in Virginia, led by the Secretary of Public Safety, are meeting to decide the future of Virginia's juvenile prison system.  They must determine whether to build new prisons, renovate older spaces, or create new models to support yout...
Raise the Larceny Threshold
Jobs Not Jails
May, 10 2016
The Massachusetts legislative session ends July 31, 2016. There's still time to enact criminal justice reform this session. If you are convicted of larceny of items over $250, it is a felony here in Massachusetts. The present $250 threshold is unjust because it captures many low level offenses a...
Preserve CORI Reform
Jobs Not Jails
May, 02 2016
We need your help to stop the courts from putting criminal records online which will have the effect of gutting the benefits of sealing CORI records. We are also asking them to halt the current practice of putting housing records online. Comments are due Wednesday, May 4....
Protect in-person visitation in California jails
Strengthening Family Connections in California
Mar, 29 2016
In-person visitation is crucial to the well-being of incarcerated people and their families. And there are many benefits for our communities too: in-person visitation has been shown to reduce recidivism, increase the chances of securing employment post-release, and facilitate successful reentry...
OK - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
IN - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
KS - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
AR - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
LA - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
WI - Prison Phone Justice
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 16 2016
On October 22, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission voted to cap the rates and fees companies charge those families struggling to keep in touch with incarcerated relatives by phone.Now, attorneys general in several states are joining with phone companies to try to block this pos...
Stop Kickbacks from Phone Calls in Illinois Prisons!
Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Mar, 12 2016
Support House Bill 6200: The Family Connections Bill! Introduced by State Representative Carol Ammons (D-Urbana), it eliminates the commissions collected from phone calls in Illinois prisons, what amount to a tax on poor families. Securus Technologies, ...
Youth, Families, and Advocates Should Be a Part of the Planning Process for Juvenile Justice Reform
RISE for Youth
Feb, 29 2016
On Sunday, February 21st, the Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee released their budgets. Both budgets support using savings from the closure of units or whole juvenile correctional centers to funding a continuum of community-based programs and placements for yo...
Educate legislators on the harms of residency restrictions
Organize Justice
Feb, 16 2016
Members, please send a short email to your State Representative and your State Senator and include the link to the Oklahoma article. Below are the emails I have sent to Larance from Senator Whitmire’s office, my Senator (Uresti) and Scott Henson from Gritsforbreakfast. I am working on one for...
Tell the EPA that Prisoners Deserve Environmental Justice
Prison Ecology Project
Feb, 10 2016
There are about 2.4 million people who live in the United States but are effectively ignored by the Environmental Protection Agency. How is this possible? They live in prisons.It is appalling that our government is exempting millions of people from basic environmental and health safeg...
The Polls Are In: Virginians want a Better Juvenile Justice System for Youth
RISE for Youth
Feb, 09 2016
Hello, Two recent polls of Virginians, one by Virginia Commonwealth University and another poll commissioned by the national ...
Veto HR 515
Organize Justice
Feb, 04 2016
On Monday, February 1st, the US Congress voted to send a bill to President Barack Obama that would for the first time in our nation’s history mark certain citizens’ passports. HR 515’s stated goal is to prevent child sex trafficking and sex tourism. Yet the bill’s wide-reaching sco...
No New Capitol Prison in "District 12"
Prison Ecology Project
Jan, 31 2016
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has proposed to build a new facility located in the mountains of eastern Kentucky—the actual region used as the model for "District 12" in The Hunger Games trilogy, showing that The Capito...
Bring Our Elders Home!
Release Aging People in Prison
Jan, 28 2016
New York needlessly confines thousands of senior citizens to cruel and degrading conditions in prison.Risk of committing a new crime decreases with age, and people over 50 who serve long sentences for serious felonies are the least likely to return to prison after...
Stop the 20 million dollar jail expansion!
Build Programs, Not Jails!
Jan, 27 2016
The Champaign County Board is considering a proposal to spend $20 million on new jail cells. They claim the current downtown jail, built in 1980, is beyond repair. The Board plans to pay for the new jail cells from the public safety sales tax which brings in about $4 million per year. We say the ...
Cut ties with private prisons and bring our prisoners home!
Locked Up and #ShippedAway – VT
Jan, 27 2016
I oppose the practice of shipping Vermont prisoners across state lines to private, for-profit prisons. For too long, we Vermonters have allowed a costly band-aid to disguise a problem that needs real solutions, in order to reduce the number of people behind bars. For too long, o...
FCC Commissioners Thank You Petition
Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
Jan, 26 2016
The FCC just voted to cap the rates and limit fees of prison phone calls in a historic victory that will bring relief to millions of prisoners and their loved ones. Add your name to a thank you letter to the FCC Commissioners who voted to make this happen.
Ask your Legislators to Sponsor the SAFE Parole Act
Parole Justice New York
Jan, 21 2016
In order to become law, the SAFE Parole Act (S.1728/A.2930) must have majority support in both the New York Senate and Assembly. We need you to write a letter today to your local representatives asking them to co-sponsor the bill. This letter is the first step in gaining their support. Join us f...
Sign the SAFE Parole Petition: Tell NY to fairly evaluate applicants
Parole Justice New York
Jan, 21 2016
The SAFE Parole Act will reform the parole process by ensuring that parole applicants are fairly evaluated for their readiness to re-enter their communities.Currently, thousands of community-ready men and women in prison are denied parole every year based solely on the nature of the crime,...
I support investment in community-based alternatives to youth incarceration!
RISE for Youth
Jan, 21 2016
Hello,This General Assembly session, the Governor has proposed investing in more community-based treatment programs for youth in the juvenile justice system. Send an email today to tell legislators on the Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee that Virginia shou...
HR 515- International Megan's Law
Organize Justice
Dec, 22 2015
IML Set for Concurrence Vote Feb 1st!Stop HR 515 from consideration on the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday! It contains a Senate amendment that is both substantive and historic. That is, for the first time in our nation's history, a "unique identifier" wil...
Cite and Release must pass in Dallas-sign here
Organize Justice
Dec, 08 2015
There's a lot of people in Dallas' jails for non-violent offenses who don't have to be there. Texas passed a Cite and Release law in 2007 permitting law enforcement to issue a citation for certain non-violent offenses and avoid pre-trial jail time. One of these non-viol...
Ban the Box in Dallas
Organize Justice
Nov, 18 2015
It is well established that the path to stability for the formerly incarcerated is through employment, yet studies show that simply asking “Have You Been Convicted of a Felony?” is a major barrier on two levels. First, it sends a message to the applicant that it is hopeless to apply; second,...
Reform Juvenile Justice in VA
RISE for Youth
Aug, 12 2015
Tell Governor McAuliffe and Virginia State Lawmakers to invest in strong kids and safe communities by funding evidence-based alternatives to youth prison.