Category Archives: Actions

Prison Phone Rates in Louisiana, America’s Prison Camp, Face Hearing

The Louisiana Public Service Commission hearing on prison and jail phone reform is scheduled for November 15th, in Baton Rouge.  Commissioner Foster Campbell is proposing a 25% rate cut and elimination of extra fees for phone calls.  All the contracts … Continue reading

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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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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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How To Confront a Candidate

It is often bemoaned that candidates only talk about certain issues, only debate the same topics, and hardly ever disagree on anything of true substance.  “My economic package is better than yours.”  “I’m tougher on our enemies than the other … Continue reading

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National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners: Feb. 20th

A proposal passed yesterday by the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland is to generate a national day of action that will call attention to prisons across America.  While presidential candidates take to their stumps, one might be unaware that America … Continue reading

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Out of L.A.- FICPM Will Register 1 Million Voters Opposed to Mass Incarceration

When a young woman from Arizona asked how she could get her voting rights restored, she heard a blunt reply:  “We don’t need you to get your rights restored.  We need you to get together with other folks and work … Continue reading

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SENATE TO VOTE ON NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION ACT: CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT PASSAGE

Many people around the country have maintained pressure on senate leadership to support the National Criminal Justice Commission Act (NCJCA), legislation that would create a bipartisan Commission to review and identify effective criminal justice policies and make recommendations for reform. … Continue reading

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Formerly Incarcerated Will Set Forth a Clear Agenda on Nov. 2nd

A shift in the national criminal justice landscape will happen on November 2nd.  It may be slight, as though sitting up in a chair, or it may be like tectonic plates creating an earthquake… but a shift will occur nonetheless.  … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Our Allies

To Our Friends, Comrades, Families, and Allies: No matter how you refer to yourselves, you are the ones who kept us going when we needed support.  Although you may not have stood before the judge and had your name called … Continue reading

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