Tag Archives: FICPM

Introducing VOTE’s new Deputy Director: a proven leader in criminal justice reform

[As the primary writer of Unprison, I am honored to share with readers that my best efforts will flow through Voice of the Ex-Offender, an organization at the forefront of the criminal justice reform movement- and at the epicenter of … Continue reading

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New Report on Public Housing: “Communities, Evictions, and Criminal Convictions.”

I first encountered this public housing issue over a decade ago while living in Rhode Island, and finally began legal research while in New York City last summer.  It is national in scope, and much of the relevant law is … 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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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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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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