Capping Prison Phone Rates Helps Keep Families Connected

Letters to the Editor – Opinion – The Washington Post June 19, 2017 Tiffany McFadden Regarding the June 17 editorial “The line goes dead for inmates”: Courts won’t allow the capping of phone rates in prisons even though it would be the humane way to treat the incarcerated. The courts should then help inmates’ families…

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“Raise the Age” is still raising eyebrows

One of the 2017 policy platform issues for the Alliance of Families for Justice is “Raise the Age”. For years advocates have argued that the age of criminal responsibility should be raised from 16 to 18 in New York State. Based on well established brain research, we know that the human brain does not fully…

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#180ForJustice headed to New York statehouse

March for Justice is a 180-mile, 18-day march sponsored by the Alliance of Families for Justice from New York City to the state Capitol in Albany. This march for justice calls for: The closure of the historically abusive Attica Correctional Facility The elimination of human rights violations in all state prisons and jails Comprehensive reforms…

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Early win for Prison Reform in NY

After growing pressure from the prison reform community that included an online petition and legislation in both houses, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped his plan to reduce prison visits at maximum state prisons. “After an outcry from those in the prison community and lawmakers, Cuomo during budget talks with the legislative leaders agreed to…

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The Key to Disrupting a Cycle of Mass Incarceration in America

By Mike Green UNCOVERING A MYSTERY Numerous residents were disappearing from Hempstead, NY when Soffiyah Elijah grew up there in the 1960s and 70s. Today, still 90 percent of the 55,000 residents of this urban village in the southeastern corner of New York county are black and Hispanic residents, equally split in number. As a young…

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Capping Prison Phone Rates Helps Keep Families Connected

By Dawn Reel | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments Off on Capping Prison Phone Rates Helps Keep Families Connected

Letters to the Editor – Opinion – The Washington Post June 19, 2017 Tiffany McFadden Regarding the June 17 editorial “The line goes dead for inmates”: Courts won’t allow the capping of phone rates in prisons even though it would be the humane way to treat the incarcerated. The courts should then help inmates’ families…

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“Raise the Age” is still raising eyebrows

By Scot Bolsinger | Apr 8, 2017 | Comments Off on “Raise the Age” is still raising eyebrows

One of the 2017 policy platform issues for the Alliance of Families for Justice is “Raise the Age”. For years advocates have argued that the age of criminal responsibility should be raised from 16 to 18 in New York State. Based on well established brain research, we know that the human brain does not fully…

Prison visit bus rides: A culture of visitation

By Scot Bolsinger | Apr 2, 2017 | 1

On a winter night in the heart of Brooklyn they gather waiting for a bus that will drive them through the night to visit loved ones in far away prisons in the far northern tip of New York. Most know each other, even though many stand in small groups slightly apart from some and closer…

#180ForJustice headed to New York statehouse

By Scot Bolsinger | Apr 1, 2017 | Comments Off on #180ForJustice headed to New York statehouse

March for Justice is a 180-mile, 18-day march sponsored by the Alliance of Families for Justice from New York City to the state Capitol in Albany. This march for justice calls for: The closure of the historically abusive Attica Correctional Facility The elimination of human rights violations in all state prisons and jails Comprehensive reforms…

Early win for Prison Reform in NY

By Scot Bolsinger | Apr 1, 2017 | Comments Off on Early win for Prison Reform in NY

After growing pressure from the prison reform community that included an online petition and legislation in both houses, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped his plan to reduce prison visits at maximum state prisons. “After an outcry from those in the prison community and lawmakers, Cuomo during budget talks with the legislative leaders agreed to…

Two cities, one block: Families bear brunt of incarceration system

By Prison Reform Now | Feb 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Two cities, one block: Families bear brunt of incarceration system

Families bear the burden of costly visits when loved ones are incarcerated.

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Capping Prison Phone Rates Helps Keep Families Connected

Letters to the Editor – Opinion – The Washington Post June 19, 2017 Tiffany McFadden Regarding the June 17 editorial “The line goes dead for inmates”: Courts won’t allow the capping of phone rates in prisons even though it would be the humane way to treat the incarcerated. The courts should then help inmates’ families…

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“Raise the Age” is still raising eyebrows

One of the 2017 policy platform issues for the Alliance of Families for Justice is “Raise the Age”. For years advocates have argued that the age of criminal responsibility should be raised from 16 to 18 in New York State. Based on well established brain research, we know that the human brain does not fully…

Read More

#180ForJustice headed to New York statehouse

March for Justice is a 180-mile, 18-day march sponsored by the Alliance of Families for Justice from New York City to the state Capitol in Albany. This march for justice calls for: The closure of the historically abusive Attica Correctional Facility The elimination of human rights violations in all state prisons and jails Comprehensive reforms…

Read More

Early win for Prison Reform in NY

After growing pressure from the prison reform community that included an online petition and legislation in both houses, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped his plan to reduce prison visits at maximum state prisons. “After an outcry from those in the prison community and lawmakers, Cuomo during budget talks with the legislative leaders agreed to…

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