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A prosecutor apologizes for his role in putting an innocent man on death row

In March 2014, after prosecutors and Ford’s attorneys filed motions to vacate his conviction, the state district court ordered his release. However, more than a year later, Ford is still fighting the state for compensation. 89 more words


Ad Seg is Solitary confinement - The Prison keeps us here

(Sonni’s note:  This is a repost from an early post a year ago with some catchups.  To get it into the right social media channels because i knew so little about it then, if you had read the earlier version and wondered why it is here again.  1,038 more words

Solitary Confinement

Dialogue responding to Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow

In groups of no more than four during the first hour of class today, you will write a short dialogue (2 to 3 pages) between someone who believes we need prisons to keep our communities safe, and someone who thinks that mass incarceration is, in fact, the “new Jim Crow.” 219 more words

Writing Assignment

Graduated re-entry

I’ve seen several articles about graduated re-entry lately. This Vox piece does a nice job explaining it.

From the piece:

For the transition from prison to life outside to be successful, it needs to be gradual.

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Criminal Justice Reform

Mass Incarceration is a Symptom, not a Disease

The scope of incarceration in the U.S. is just one of the defining features of mass incarceration. That may seem counterintuitive. After all, the scale of the U.S. 233 more words

Criminal Justice System

connection between race and incarceration?

Statistics show that there is a link between race and incarceration rates. According to ‘The New Jim Crow’ by Michelle Alexander, “Rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color “criminals” and then engage in all the practices we supposedly left behind”. 99 more words

Kermit the Rapist


Other than running and doing the tape and playing various indoor competitive sports, I haven’t done any real workout in a month. I went to the gym today with no real intention of doing anything at all, but the weight room was nearly empty so a friend and I went in. 390 more words

Chemical Dependency

sonniq reblogged this on Watch and Whirl and commented:

[caption id="attachment_501" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Bad kermit, prison blog, cellmates, cellies Bad Kermit[/caption] This is a blog about a mother and her son Vince who is in prison for the second time. It is his letters to her and her posts about how she deals with what she reads. It takes a lot of courage to do this and not lose hope about whether your son will learn this time around, or is he too institutionalized to make it on his own anymore. It's a tough ride. Good luck.