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VIDEO: When Robert Erased His Name (The Ceremony in Participatory Defense Victories)

We decided to start sharing the one ceremony we have at ACJP — when a loved one comes home from prison or jail due to the advocacy of their family, and they erase their name from our weekly meeting board. 183 more words

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Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act

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Two church leaders urge Senate to pass Smarter Sentencing Act
Catholic News Service | Apr. 2, 2014…

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DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder : The Two-Way : NPR

“The expert said none of the evidence collected in the case — hair, DNA and fingerprints — belonged to Sledge. A key jailhouse informant had also recanted his story, saying authorities promised him leniency in his own case for his trial testimony against Sledge. 42 more words

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Presumed Guilty: The Immorality of Our Current Pretrial Justice System

Three months. That is how long it took for my brother to get out of jail. It was the summer of 2012 when my baby brother was arrested and charged with theft of a company vehicle. 703 more words

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