Marc Howard and others brought Georgetown accredited college courses to people in jail in DC. Now, Marc and others have created the Douglas Project which seeks to bring together small discussion groups throughout the country composed of people in the free world and people incarcerated. Learn more here. https://www.douglassproject.org/impact
Commemorating the Attica uprising and demanding Decarceration amid the pandemic. A zoom meeting sponsored by the Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform September 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm. A virtual panel discussion moderated by Olinda Moyd. See link below. a day of reflection and action
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Just to share something that is a little different from all the Covid-19 information we see every day. This is from the Oregon State Penitentiary.
New report, Reforms Without Results, lays out the case for including people convicted of violence in criminal justice reforms The report includes an interactive map showing where people convicted of violence have been “carved out” of recent criminal justice reform laws. April 7, 2020 As the threat of a COVID-19 disaster in U.S. prisons looms, … Continue reading
The Adult in Custody: The Visitor: While there are other videos in this ODOC series we suggest viewing these two.
Legislation like the Clean Slate bill keeps ex-prisoners out of the correctional system, minimizing costly recidivism rates and enhancing public safety Jul 3, 2018 By Dr. Michael Pittaro, Faculty Member, Criminal Justice at American Military University In 2008, I published an article, “Prisoner Reintegration Challenges of Assimilation and Crime Desistance,” that focused on the challenges ex-prisoners face after release. … Continue reading
The prison experience can be traumatic and frightening. If your loved one is being extorted or is fearful for their safety, you may want to discuss contacting the Inspector General’s hot line. Although we may have concerns that there will be recriminations or possibly a negative outcome, you may want to weigh the issue and … Continue reading