Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
We cannot stand by and allow any unconscionable injustice to finish its course. ColorofChange.org is leading the effort to intervene and halt a questionable execution. You can get involved in saving the life of a man who is not guilty beyond reasonable doubt by signing the e-letter, via the link below, to the Georgia Parole […]
Yes, you heard it right. If you are incarcerated in the state of Florida, your visitation privileges can be suspended indefinitely. Doesn’t matter if you’re married, in a relationship, have children or just a long, lost friend, visitation is considered a privilege and can be denied accordingly. Although extensive studies have shown that family support […]
On Christmas Eve 1993, the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys, were arrested for luring two men down a road in Forest Mississippi where the men were held at bay with a shotgun and robbed. Three related male teens – aged 14-18 – confessed to the robbery in turn for light sentences but were made to testify that the sisters were involved. […]
A February 10th article in the Huffington Post quotes Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, stating that there are more African Americans under correctional control today – in prison or jail, on probation or parole – than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began. This sudden and dramatic mass incarceration of […]
When there are discrepancies in court procedure, legal representation or sentencing, defendants have the right to file an appeal or a motion to correct the errors. During the original trial, Public Defenders and private attorneys are appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants. However, once convicted and placed into the hands of the Florida Department of Corrections, the financially challenged […]
A recent visitor to one of the correctional facilities in Florida purchased a coffee packet and a creamer marked ‘Not For Retail Sale’. There is a reason why this is a violation for retailers. According the Dept. of Agriculture, when an item is labeled ‘not for individual sale’ or ‘not for retail sale’, the customer is […]