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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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Know your rights as the family of an incarcerated person

In 2013, the InterNational Prisoners Family Conference adopted the "Prison Family Bill of Rights." I wish such a document had existed during the 16 years that my son was in and out of New York State prisons. (It is relevant for me today because I have two family members currently in prison.) During those long… Continue reading Know your rights as the family of an incarcerated person