Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.
Courtesy of FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Rodanes (772) 634-2418 JUDGE GRANTS PRE-TRIAL RELEASE THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING This time of year we reflect and give thanks for our family and loved ones. We gather around the table with all the trimmings and reminisce about […]
“Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by a legalized murder.” Coretta Scott King The Death Penalty makes mistakes. 24 prisoners have moved from Florida’s Death Row to Freedom, the highest number in the nation, due to evidence of innocence. Floridians are questioning the enforcement of the […]
By Mr. Richard P. Burton, Sr. PROJECT R.E.A.C.H. INC Reports reveal that African Americans charged with low-level drug crimes are sent to prison at a rate almost five times greater than whites. Disproportionate justice impact studies examined and reveal the impact of drug laws on racial and ethnic groups and find in its research that, […]
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 […]