A dialogue about reinstating Minnesota’s corrections ombudsman.
The body of the inmate of color, like the body of his or her enslaved ancestor, has been stolen in order to enhance the political power of his or her oppressor.
The upcoming Minnesota Second Chance Coalition (MSCC) Resource Fair on April 24 seeks to provide access to resources to help those re-entering the community.
Indeed, the questions and obstacles they face can be overwhelming. Will they ever find a job, especially if they lack the skills employers need? What about affordable housing?
‘I got what I needed,’ said Natalie Pollard after attending Sister Spokesman’s ‘New Beginnings: Life After Incarceration’ discussion. She had left work and rushed over to the March 2 event on a mission to gather info for herself and other women transitioning from incarceration.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Just days after the U.S. Senate voted on a criminal justice reform bill that that is giving a much-needed push to de-incarcerate this nation’s prisons and jails, I find myself holding out hope on what it […]
Late last week, the Fraternal Order of Police — the largest law enforcement labor organization in the U.S. — became the first significant law enforcement group to announce their partnership with the White House on criminal justice reform legislation.
But Burton, a recovering addict and former convict, turned the strength of prevailing against personal adversity into a resource for others to do the same.
For James Badue-El, that drive means charting a clear path to helping prevent recidivism for himself and others and creating authentic connections within the community.
“Prison overcrowding is a vast issue in Minnesota,” according to Kellerlawoffices.com. “With many policymakers insistent on the need for stricter sentencing and no tolerance for multiple-offense inmates, state prisons are bursting at the seams [and] any space the releases make available is almost immediately occupied by new inmates.”