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“Time”: Connecting with Loved Ones During Incarceration

The Marshall Project News Inside

A letter to Charlie Sullivan President of International CURE Hello Charlie, As usual, I hope you are well.  Because of changes as a result of COVID, many states have closed their libraries.  This means some incarcerated people no longer have access to News Inside.   Can you remind them through your Newsletter to write me … Continue reading

Prisons and jails have become a ‘public health threat’ during the pandemic, advocates say

By Cid Standifer and Frances Stead Sellers writing in The Washington Post November 11, 2020 at 4:05 p.m. PST Nobody knows how the ­novel coronavirus sneaked through the barbed wire and imposing gates of Ohio’s Pickaway Correctional Institution, where visitors and volunteers were barred from entering in March. But the first case showed up April 4. Follow … Continue reading

As a child, did you have a parent incarcerated? If so, would you participate in a study?

Dear friends, statistics show that today more than 5 million children (7 percent of all U.S. children) have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives as children. If you are one of these, consider participating in this most important study. Also, please forward it to others who have had this experience and might … Continue reading

The Frederick Douglass Project for Justice

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.

Attica Lessons: Decarcerate During COVID-19 Description

Webinar Registration Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Microsoft (Outlook) Topic Attica Lessons: Decarcerate During COVID-19 Description On September 21st at 3pm ET, join us for a special presentation as we reflect on the lessons learned from Attica in the present struggle for racial justice, health and safety in prisons and jails, and mass decarceration during COVID-19. Click … Continue reading

Next Steps for National Day of Action

Hello all – Please see a call summary below. For obvious reasons we will next talk on September 29th at 3:15pm eastern. Details will be shared closer to the date. Currently, over 300 people are registered for the National Day of Action. You can register here if you haven’t done so. How you can help us this … Continue reading

Department of Corrections Deploys Nearly 150 Prisoners to Fight Oregon Wildfires

Department of Corrections Deploys Nearly 150 Prisoners to Fight Oregon Wildfires By Tess Riski | Willamette Week Published September 9 at 4:52 PM Updated September 9 at 6:16 PM About 150 prisoners have been deployed to combat wildfires that Gov. Kate Brown warned could result in “the greatest loss of human lives and property” from … Continue reading

A Day of Reflection and Action

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

Attica Means Fight Back

This event is part of a national month of actions marking the Attica uprising and demanding Decarceration Now. Listing of National Events Coming Soon.       Tuesday Sept 8th 5-7 pm PDT Sponsored by California Coalition for Women Prisoners and Freedom Archives   REGISTER HERE –> September 9-13, 2020 marks the 49th anniversary … Continue reading