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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…

Podcast

“One Mother’s Voice” podcast returns this week

This week One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice podcast (Spreaker.com) will return--after a year-long hiatus--with our 53rd episode. OMV is dedicated to families with loved ones in jail or prison and those currently or formerly incarcerated. As the mother of a formerly incarcerated son, who died in a New York State prison in… Continue reading “One Mother’s Voice” podcast returns this week

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A familiar story of death in custody

Seven days... Over several days in October 2009, a young man in handcuffs, escorted on either side by¬† stone-faced officers or guards, was taken from his cell to court, from court back to jail, from jail to a hospital and eventually to a prison infirmary. His narrow face was covered with purple bruises, his eyes… Continue reading A familiar story of death in custody