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Mothers of Parchman Prison inmates shout for justice at Team ROC rally

"I'm frustrated and I'm tired (but) I will not stop until Parchman is shut the fuck down!" This impassioned promise by the mother of a Parchman inmate captures the anguish of mothers whose sons suffer deplorable conditions at the Mississippi State Penitentiary (known as Parchman Farm). Although entertainment mogul, Jay-Z (founder of REFORM Alliance with… Continue reading Mothers of Parchman Prison inmates shout for justice at Team ROC rally

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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…

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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.”