Commentary

We all have a stake in making a difference

(This is an updated commentary from my podcast, "One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice." Nonetheless, the message is still relevant and underlies my criminal justice advocacy.) I thought that dealing with the stress of having an incarcerated loved one would end with the death of my son in prison, so many years ago. It did… Continue reading We all have a stake in making a difference

Advertisements
Commentary

“I was totally ignorant of the criminal justice system…”

  During the sixteen years that my son was incarcerated in various New York State prisons prior to his death in 1999, I was totally ignorant of the criminal justice system, the courts, or mass incarceration. I never questioned why all the visitors to Attica, Auburn, Elmira, or Wende correctional facilities were mostly black or Hispanic.… Continue reading “I was totally ignorant of the criminal justice system…”