There are tens of millions of people in the United States suffering the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. We are people who have been charged, convicted and branded with an arrest and conviction history.
The bill is here.
ColorLines covers the growing movement to get this bill passed here.
A WORTHwhile Cause
In California, many prisoners who are released from jails and prisons can’t go home to parents or spouses because of rules that bar ex-offenders from living in public or subsidized housing.
But those zero tolerance policies may be changing – at least in Los Angeles where the city housing authority has approved what is likely the first pilot program in the state aimed at reuniting ex-offenders and their families who live in Section 8 housing.
“We don’t want to consign people to homelessness and recidivism,” said Peter Lynn, who directs the Section 8 program at
The pdf can be read here: http://prisonercorrespondenceproject.com/QFT_prison_abolition_full.pdf
Human Rights Coalition: What are some of the human rights violations that you see happening in the U.S. today that we, the people, need to eliminate?
Lynne Stewart: The most egregious and obvious violations are occurring in the prison system.
Katherine has had a very hard life. Originally from South Florida, she was born with a terminal liver disease and in 1981 she became the youngest girl in the US to receive an experimental liver transplant at the age of 10 years old.
Katherine’s health remained stable for a few years.
NY court reinstates prison sex abuse suit
AUGUST 22, 2011