Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hunger Strikes, Solitary Confinement, and the United Nations Day In Support of Victims

Today marks the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.  It also marks the 12th day of a hunger strike in Georgia prisons to protest the beatings, retaliation, and torture that came as a reaction to the … Continue reading

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A Brooklyn Man Wins a New Trial After 23 Years

When I woke up this morning, I knew that thousands of innocent prisoners had active cases in the court system.  When I go to sleep, I will know that one man, Derrick Deacon, waited enough time to be vindicated: 23 … Continue reading

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Power of the Silent Marchers?

Today’s march down Fifth Avenue was more than just a Sunday stroll of pissed off activists.  Fathers and sons joined with thousands of others from all five boroughs of New York, to send a unified message to the NYPD, Ray … Continue reading

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Formerly Incarcerated Issue Statement Regarding NYPD’s Stop and Frisk Policy

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement June 17th 2012 Silent March against Racial Profiling Letter in Solidarity There comes a time when the American people must recognize that we lead the world in prison cells.  The American people must also recognize … Continue reading

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The Feds vs. The States: Supreme Court must decide Death Penalty Fight

Can the Feds order a state to execute a man?  This is the question that the Supreme Court may ultimately answer regarding Jason Pleau, arrested last year for killing a man during a robbery.  What appeared to be a routine … Continue reading

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