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Intervention 2.0: Collective Works

By Zerline Hughes

The organizations I’ve worked for and partnered with in the past supported the idea that “scared straight” programs do not work. 682 more words

Alex Jones: London riots a pretext for Internet crackdown

August 18, 2011

Jordan Blackshaw and Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan were two of several demonstrators that were given harsh sentences for petty crimes in the recent UK riots. 41 more words


Political Prisoners vs Criminals -Let a suffragette explain

I was transcribing this piece from VOTES FOR WOMEN, May 27, 1910.. for my story, Edith’s Story, the follow up to Threshold Girl www.tighsolas.ca/page10.pdf.pdf and I realized that this piece is relevent to the discussion happening today after the London Riots. 1,697 more words


Juvenile LWOP in Israel

Juvenile LWOP in Israel, isn’t really LWOP — exactly. See this post from the University of San Francisco:

“The Center For Law and Global Justice has issued a report on the sentencing of child offenders – those convicted of crimes committed when younger than 18 years of age -to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release or parole (“LWOP”).

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The Dog Program in Canon City

Like many people, I was intrigued by the photos of Cheryl Armstrong with the dogs in prison. I have never visited a prison in Colorado, and I didn’t know anything about the dog training program that was established a number of years ago. 503 more words

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The Life Cheryl Dreams Of

I asked Cheryl Armstrong (her story is here) what kind of life she imagined for herself, if she were to be released from prison. This is what she said: 704 more words

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Cheryl Armstrong's Inspirations

Cheryl Armstrong is currently serving a 96 year sentence in the Colorado Womens Prison. Her story is here. I asked Cheryl Armstrong,  if she was inspired by anyone. 691 more words

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