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In KY, felon voting law leaves many out of election

 

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Prison’s youngest victims struggle to make their own way.
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Federal Sentencing Reforms Take Effect

 

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Obama’s Prison Crisis

Crowded cells, aging inmates, soaring costs

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Federal Judges Order California to Expand Prison Releases
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RACIAL DISPARITY
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US Prisons Guilty of Censorship Says Report to UN

 

VOTING AND POLICY

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Felon Voting

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“Prison Inflicts Mass Violence”:
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Poems From Returning Citizens

A Christmas Eve poem from an anonymous inmate

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the cells,
The convicts were locked down
Madder than hell.
Except for the lifers
Kicked back on their bunks
With heads filled with visions
Of all of these grumps.
When suddenly from the roof top
There arose such a roar
That the cops thought
It must be a riot for sure.
The goon squad came running
Ready to hit
And the Sergeant yelled out,
“Who started this shit?”.
“It came from the roof,”
Sniveled some low life snitch.
“Must be a break out.
Oh! Son of a bitch!”
They climbed to the rooftop
By way of the stairs
And found a fat freak
In bright red underwear.
“Ho! Ho! Ho!” said the dude,
“I’m here on the scene”.
“Good Lord,” said the Captain
“We’ve captured a Queen!”
They yelled, “Hey you in the sleigh,
Get your hands on the wall.”
Then slapped on the cuffs
And searched him an all.
They booked him, and threw him
In the hole with a kick;
Well, so much for Christmas
They’ve busted St. Nick!
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Dear Santa

Me and Mum would always write
dear Santa Claus a note,
but this year Mum won't be around
so this is what I wrote:

Dear Santa, if I had one wish
to make all on my own,
it would be to release my Mum
and let her please come home.

Grandma makes the Christmas roast
with lots of food to eat,
but this year in the dining room
there'll be an empty seat.

I know it's far too much to ask,
so this year there's no wish,
but Santa could I ask you to
deliver my Mum this...

Trust me, Mum, you will get through
don't cry or shed a tear,
we'll celebrate our Christmas day
when you come home next year.

You told us to enjoy ourselves
but I can't promise that,
I'll miss you telling Christmas jokes
wearing your party hat.

I love you Mum with all my heart
be strong and please don't cry,
Christmas day will come and go
and time will soon fly by.

I know you made a big mistake
but what is done is done,
prison's stole our Christmas but...
they'll never steal my Mum.

To Mum With Love.
Alison Henderson

Never Found….

I want to make you smile
Everyday for the rest of your life,
I would be honored to hold your hand in the checkout line,
I would be proud to introduce you to my friends & family.
I would love to be yours & you be mine,
You are my Bonny to your Clyde
I want to take pictures of us kissing & post ‘em
On Facebook, I want to make love to you
In the rain, I want to share my life
And all the happiness you give me
With you but first,
I must find you where ever you may be
I hope you haven’t given up on me


Justin Davenport

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