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Diary of an imprisoned soul Part 12..............My free Thanksgiving.

I don’t think the word ‘happy’ fully captures my current way of being. Being able to return home after two years and be welcomed by my friends and family was a moment I can not quite put into words. 448 more words

Seeking justice in an unjust system

Last Friday the Washington office was privileged to have three constituents from Circle of Hope Brethren in Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pa. come visit us for the day.  366 more words

Crime And Justice

Between Sludge Pond and Old Growth:

A Look at Glaring Oversights in the Proposal for New Federal Prison in Eastern Kentucky

by Jordan E. Mazurek / Prison Ecology Project

Early Kentucky twilight trickles through the canopies of towering trees, softly illuminating the post-dawn fog as we fill our lungs, gulp after gulp, with the cool, sweet air of one of the last vestiges of old-growth forest in the country. 1,659 more words


Your Art Here

I received an email from JPay, the company that sells email access to inmates’ families and friends.  I wrote a couple posts about them in July.  362 more words


Racism & Mass Incarceration: America's Social & Economic Caste System

What is mass incarceration?

Mass incarceration is a massive system of racial and social control. It is the process by which people are swept into the criminal justice system, branded criminals and felons, locked up for longer periods of time than most other countries in the world who incarcerate people who have been convicted of crimes, and then released into a permanent second-class status in which they are stripped of basic civil and human rights, like the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to public benefits. 2,496 more words

Mass Incarceration

Prison News Roundup, Suspicious Pork Story Edition


Now, having written in my last post about how my guiding principle in life is the pursuit of justice, I have to confess that I have no desire to do anything on prison issues beyond writing the occasional blog post about them. 463 more words


An Atlantic Summit: Race + Justice in America

In his October 2015 cover story, “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the devastating impact decades of mass incarceration has had on African-American families. 507 more words

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