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Marissa Alexander Accepts Plea Deal, Sentencing Hearing Scheduled Jan. 27

The good news: Marissa Alexander will no longer face 60 years in prison for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abuser and children. 66 more words


Not Guilty Pleas in Widespread MS Investigation Involving $700,000, Beachfront Property, Private Prison Industry

The Clarion-Ledger: “During 2011 negotiations, then-Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps said he couldn’t get rid of Mississippi’s private companies running prisons “because of all the money they spread around Jackson,” attorneys told The Clarion-Ledger. 56 more words

2.3 million People in U.S prisons

Injustice is served

Did you know that on average 2,000 innocent defendants are sentenced to prison each year in the U.S.? The Innocence Project was set up by Barry C. 785 more words


Webinar: Educating Muslim Inmates

Islamic Distance Learning Program        

Educating Muslim Inmates

Shaykh Rami Nsour
Director of Tayba Foundation

 Tue. Dec. 2, 2014

8:00pm – 9:00pm (EST)


 To Register:





Crown prosecutors to appeal Ahmed terrorist sentence

Federal Crown prosecutors will appeal the 12-year sentence handed to Ottawa terrorist Misbahuddin Ahmed last month, the Citizen has learned.

Ahmed’s lawyer, Mark Ertel, said the 31-year-old Ahmed was served notice of the appeal Thursday at Joyceville Penitentiary where he is being processed pending a decision on where he will serve his sentence. 367 more words

Local News

We Should All Contribute to Raising All Children

“Man with 25 kids with 15 different women refuses to pay child support” accuses the New York Daily News‘ headline last week. http://goo.gl/9ufQGT

In this story are pathetic vignettes from two or more of this man’s sexual partners who became pregnant with and claimed to have had children with him, all the while ignorant of his other …. 685 more words

Life Lessons

Writing in Non-Traditional Settings: Exchange for Change!

After 4 months in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, teaching Writing to a group of dynamic students, it’s time to say good bye.

I’m looking forward to returning to Miami because I’m going to work as a writing instructor for the nonprofit  329 more words

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