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5 Criminal Justice Reforms We Need to Address in 2019

Expert believe imprisonment is a cruel and expensive reaction to violations committed by people, especially when those crimes are nonviolent. Prison brings trauma to the lives of the incarcerated, while splitting up and damaging family lives. In such cases, being locked up should not be the go-to option. It should be the last resort. Doing Read More…

An ad for Grant Blvd. featuring two women holding flowers in front of a flowery backdrop.
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Eco-Friendly Clothing Line Raises Funds Towards Prison Reform

Grant Blvd is sewing and selling women’s clothing to do their part to support prison reform. The gear, made from natural materials, supports prison inmates through book donations to Books Through Bars. In its own way, Grant Blvd (a nonprofit) is fighting for prison reform. It does this by sewing trendy clothes using environmentally-friendly materials. Read More…

89 year old inmate, Eddie Jones of the Coxsackie Correctional, New York
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Federal Judge Grants Compassionate Release… BOP Motivated?

U.S District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf knows a rat when he sees one. The judge is well-known for writing judicial opinions in cases that involved former FBI informant and mobster, James “Whitey” Bulger. He was skeptical when a motion from Bureau of Prison (BOP) was placed on his table. The motion sought for a Read More…

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Advocacy Groups Demand Reforms Over Abuses in Lackawanna County Prison

Co-founder of the activist group Progressive Women of NEPA, Stephanie Bressler, joins other activist groups to seek dramatic reforms at the Lackawanna County Prison, Pennsylvania. Bressler is working through the frequent meetings of the Lackawanna County Prison Board to push for changes at the correctional center. The advocacy for these changes became escalated when seven Read More…

Former Famous Prisoner & Prison Reform Advocate Bobby Battle Back in 1985
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Bobby Battle: Activist Whose Lawsuit Reformed Oklahoma Prisons Dies At 80

Famous prison activist Bobby Battle, whose 30-year-old lawsuit brought prison reforms to the State of Oklahoma, is dead. The prison lawyer died on December 25 at the age of 80. Many Oklahomans are grateful to Battle for his activism which led to desegregation in Oklahoma prisons. The 1970s: Desegregating Oklahoma’s State Prisons Bobby Battle Led Read More…