Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
FEATURING MICHAEL B. EDWARDS Michael Edwards has been incarcerated for almost twenty years. His offenses consist of two counts of the sale of cocaine, three counts of possession and one count of possession of paraphernalia. The state […]
Before you post bond make sure that you do not become a victim of system error and pay more than is required. At the first appearance, after being arrested, the court will set bond. Oftentimes, defendants are released on their own recognizance (ROR) so many individuals will not bond out immediately but will wait to see what will happen at their […]
“YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER!!” If you’ve ever watched ‘Maury’, you know those words can send a guy into a dancing frenzy or give him cramps worse than any menstrual cycle. Nevertheless, inmates may not be aware that they may have fathered a child prior to their incarceration and are bewildered because they’ve just received that […]
The thought of insurmountable child support that continues to accrue during years of incarceration can suck the joy clean out of the hope of going home to a fresh start. Neither imprisonment nor parole ends a court order to pay child support and a newly released parent will usually not have the means or ability to finance […]
A comprehensive approach to re-entry requires the recognition that re-entry is not just about individuals coming home, it is also about the homes and communities to which they return (Forest & Kearns 2001). Few people are completely unchanged or unscathed by the prison experience. At the very least, prison is painful and incarcerated persons often suffer […]
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