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New year, new goal…

My podcast, One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice , and this blog are part of my mission to explore and explain criminal justice news, trends, and issues for families of inmates. Families and spouses oftentimes are the only lifelines for incarcerated men and women who often come from impoverished or troubled backgrounds According… Continue reading New year, new goal…

Criminal Justice

3 criminal justice trends you should care about

Reducing mass incarceration and reforming the nation's criminal justice system are now mainstream news, yet most reporting focuses on the deleterious effects of racial and economic inequities on communities of color, incarcerated people, and individuals on parole or probation. There is, however, cause for optimism as demonstrated in the following areas: racial disparities, state laws,… Continue reading 3 criminal justice trends you should care about

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“I was totally ignorant about…the criminal justice system, the courts or prisons.”

When my late son,* Damon Anthony Moyler, was incarcerated in various New York State prisons for most of the 80s and 90s, I was totally ignorant about the workings of the criminal justice system, the courts, or prisons. In retrospect, I should have questioned why most of the other visitors to Attica, Auburn, Elmira and… Continue reading “I was totally ignorant about…the criminal justice system, the courts or prisons.”