Can Someone Who Commits Murder Reform?

September 10, 2019, 11:08 am On September 7, 2019 NBC aired a special with Lester Holt on Angola prison in Louisiana. Angola is the largest prison in the United States, and it used to be considered the most

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How Do We Measure Remorse?

October 14, 2019, 12:40 am Everyone responds to shame and fear in different ways. Some responses are very visible and public. Others are private and unseen. This variety of responses is perhaps no more obvious than in how

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Radical Act of Forgiveness Makes National News

October 8, 2019, 10:13 am I used to love watching the news to stay caught up on current events. As a teenager and younger man, I had an interest in politics, so the news fed my interest. But

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Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

August 7, 2019, 11:57 am Two more communities, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, were rocked this week by devastating acts of mass shooting violence. Dozens of people lost their lives, and many more were injured or deeply

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Forgiveness is not a pardon. But it is a refuge.

August 24, 2019, 10:39 am “The last time I’d touched Conor, my daughter was alive. I wanted my hug to convey my forgiveness and my love for him. I was immensely sad for this young man whose previous

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Ten Ways to Spend a Summer Afternoon in Prison

August 24, 2019, 10:43 am It’s true that there are no block parties, campouts, picnics, afternoons at the beach, or lazy evenings in the hammock sipping a cold beverage in prison. But beautiful weather and a relaxed attitude

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Social Isolation Contributes to Reoffending

September 4, 2019, 3:48 pm No society that fails to protect its citizens from exploitation and harm can long survive. So, crime has a stigma to it, and right it should. Citizens should be protected against crime. When

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Hurry Up and Matter!

September 17, 2019, 11:07 am The story is all-too familiar. The gavel slams as the sentence is handed down. Within days, the long and lonely trip to prison is punctuated by a razor wire topped gate slamming shut

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Michigan Courts Drag Their Feet on Complying with Supreme Court Ruling

September 23, 2019, 11:28 am In 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory life sentences for juvenile offenders were unconstitutional. In 2016 they ruled in Montgomery v. Louisiana that their prior decision should be applied

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Shaped by Our Memories and by Those We’ve Loved

September 29, 2019, 11:40 pm For every prisoner certain dates hold great significance, and often great sadness and longing. These dates might be special holidays that the prisoner shared with family–the cherished memories and realization of lost opportunities

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Rewarding Positive Behavior Promotes Reform in Prisoners

We have heard it from childhood: If you do the right thing, you are rewarded. If you do the wrong thing, you are punished. We are further socialized in this thinking when we earn college scholarships for good

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The WAR Call September 2019

This is the 4th edition of our Periodic Newsletter; a National publication from Women Against Registry. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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The WAR Call September 2019 Condensed

This condensed edition of our newsletter is a B&W version with pictures and graphics removed. It is designed to be sent to prisons with restrictive mail limitations. Click on the “Read More” link to view the pdf of the newsletter.

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IL: Win – Federal Judge says internet case can proceed

September 26, 2019, 5:11 pm A Federal Judge in the Northern District of Illinois has DENIED the IL Department of Correction’s Motion to Dismiss in a case challenging the DOC’s policy of restricting internet access to parolees. The

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WAR letter to Judiciary Committee Members Sept 24, 2019

      September 24, 2019 Vicki Henry President – Women Against Registry 1661 W. Highview Dr. Arnold, MO  63010 Re: Please include this letter in the public hearing record of the Interim Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for

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Direct Liability For Creating The Playback Copies (at 130)

In the pdf file below and at 130:  The district court refused to impose direct liability on the ISP, reasoning that “although copyright is a strict liability statute, there should still be some element of volition or causation

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Aurora may apply for grant to upgrade McCarty Park

By STEVE LORD AURORA BEACON-NEWS | SEP 11, 2019 | 8:07 AM Aurora may apply for a grant from the state to upgrade McCarty Park, including installing more playground equipment there. The $218,000 Open Space Land Acquisition and

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About International Travel to Germany under IML passports

This is a very interesting video about a man that left the United States while on probation to Permanently live in Germany as his new home to live as a free person.  He shows what the new International

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Kids on the Sex Offender Registry

by Michael M. The headlines today are full of stories of righteous indignation over immigrant children being separated from their families. While that dilemma is certainly newsworthy, the American public seems largely unaware of the fact that tens

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