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Provide Basic Dignity for Women Inmates!

Even though the male inmate population far surpasses the women inmate population, in the last 50 years, the number of women in United State’s jails has increased by 14 times.  The Justice Reform– MacArthur Foundation co-published a report with the Vera Institute, which concluded that trauma, sexual violence and mental health issues were major factors for the […]

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Federal Prison Sentence Reduction For Substance Abusers

                     Federal Prison Sentence Reduction For Substance Abusers In the January, 2018 issue of The NATION’S HEALTH (a publication of the American Public Health Association), it was reported that “65% of the nation’s inmates meet certain medical criteria for substance abuse and addiction, but only 11% received treatment […]

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What Jared–Trump’s Prison Reform Meeting Excluded!

  Last Thursday, Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and adviser, and President Trump held a counsel on prison–justice reform. The meeting was attended by politicians, religious leaders, and others from the right. When Trump was elected, it was not expected that Trumpism would address prison–justice reform.  However,Jared Kushner was personally interested in reform, since his […]

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Session Shows Holiday Spirit by Protecting Debtor’s Prisons

The Obama Justice Department issued in 2016, a letter condemning debtor’s prisons that have existed in a dozen states ( i.e. Alabama, Georgia, etc.). The letter was a response to the ACLU and other groups investigative efforts which revealed, that poor people were incarcerated without a hearing, because of their inability to pay fines, fees for […]

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Private Prisons Prosper Under Trump

Photo–jurist.org Prisons for profit (5 billion dollar industry) love Pres. Trump. In August 2016, before Trump became our president and fired Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, Yates stated that the Obama administration was beginning the elimination of private prisons for the federal government. Audits and studies had revealed that private prisons were not cost effective, […]

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ADDICTION TREATMENT & RECOVERY

The National Center for Health Statistics issued a preliminary report indicating more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016. The breakdown of this national calamity for 2016 is the following:  1.  Traditional opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Percocet, caused about 14,400 overdose deaths.  2. Non-methadone synthetic opioids ( i.e.fentanyl), were involved in more than 20,100 […]

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Trump Declares Opioid Emergency: Too Little!

Pres. Trump is declaring an opioid nationwide health emergency, but is not issuing a national disaster emergency ( i.e. hurricane Harvey). The difference is major, only the national disaster emergency designation allows for additional federal funding to fight the “Opiate Epidemic” sweeping our country. The National Center for Health Statistics issued a preliminary report indicating […]

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Trump, DACA Dreamers, Immigration & Private Prisons

President Trump issued an executive order directing immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) to locate and lockup undocumented immigrants. Ice’s new policy included imprisoning undocumented immigrants without a criminal record. During September, Attorney General Sessions ended the protection for Daca Dreamers. The dreamers are undocumented immigrants, who were brought to the United States as children–many were under […]

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