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Fixing prison-based gerrymandering

Please go to: http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/ to read the entire 50-state guide to “Fixing prison-based gerrymandering after the 2010 Census” Conference call workshops on avoiding prison-based gerrymandering Peter Wagner will lead workshops on avoiding prison-based gerrymandering by telephone conference call on Fri … Continue reading

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Aloha! Here’s an article I wrote that was just published in KOHA Magazine – Aotearoa (New Zealand) http://www.koha.biz/2011/03/caveat-emptor-let-the-buyer-beware/ Published: March 1, 2011Posted in: Feature, Issue 8Tags: Caveat Emptor (Let the Buyer Beware) A Cautionary Tale from Hawaii By Kat Brady … Continue reading

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Prisoners’ Right to Legal Resource Restored in Settlement

CONTACT: Jen Nessel, CCR 212.614.6449, jnessel@ccrjustice.org; Shonna Carter, Riptide Communications, 212.260.5000 Victory in CCR and NLG Suit Against Virginia Prisons for Unconstitutional Censorship of Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook Prisoners’ Right to Legal Resource Restored in Settlement March 1, 2011, New York … Continue reading

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Enlisting Prison Labor to Close Budget Gaps

Enlisting Prison Labor to Close Budget Gaps http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/us/25inmates.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=all Inmates at the California Institute for Men at Chino in training to perform underwater welding work. By ROBBIE BROWN and KIM SEVERSON Published: February 24, 2011 JAY, Fla. — Before he went … Continue reading

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This is from the Federal Prison System generated emails from Prisoners…Very Interesting!!

This was in our CURE-NY email today: This is a system generated message informing you that the above-named person is a federal prisoner who seeks to add you to his/her contact list for exchanging electronic messages. There is no message … Continue reading

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Unlocking Opportunity for People Leaving Prison

Unlocking Opportunity for People Leaving Prison http://blog.soros.org/2011/01/unlocking-opportunity-for-people-leaving-prison/ January 31, 2011 | by Malcolm Young A recent flurry of articles describe programs that help people leaving U.S. prisons overcome the challenges that confront them. That we are reading so many of … Continue reading

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South Carolina may move against prison Facebook users

State may move against prison Facebook users By Harriet McLeod Thu Feb 10, 12:27 pm ET CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – Prisoners in the state of South Carolina caught with banned cell phones, which are often tossed over a prison … Continue reading

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Philly ex-con makes homemade jail to deter others

Philly ex-con makes homemade jail to deter others http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110210/ap_on_re_us/us_homemade_jail#mwpphu-container Ex-convict Michael Ta’Bon is seen in a homemade outdoor jail cell … – Thu Feb 10, 7:04 am ET PHILADELPHIA – Ex-convict Michael Ta’Bon is back in a prison of his … Continue reading

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Meditation class helps lower violence at AL prison

Meditation class helps lower violence at AL prison JAY REEVES, Associated Press Updated:08:58 a.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011 attend graduation ceremonies after completing meditation classes. Vipassana is a meditative technique that dates back 2,500 years to Gotama Buddha. Vipassana courses … Continue reading

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NY Prison’s Facing Deep Cuts

Prison system facing deep cuts. January 27, 2011 from NCPR New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil a plan Tuesday to cut his state’s budget deficit, which now stands at more than $11 billion. Cuomo is considering massive layoffs that … Continue reading

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