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Social Justice Blog
Social Justice Blog
We will continue researching and commenting on social injustices and how it affects those persons sincerely seeking a second chance for success in a free society.
Relationship of Voting and Criminal Activity
|Posted on March 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM|
Last month Attorney General Eric Holder made a bold request for States to rescind their disenfranchisement of formerly incarcerated persons.
Unfortunately the root of this practice is justified to those who do not believe in second chances or the Christian power of forgiveness and redemption. It is the law and can be j...Read Full Post »
Public Awareness of Sentencing Injustice
|Posted on February 1, 2014 at 4:20 PM|
Drugs are dangerous and do harm to those who use them. Crime rates increases and neighborhoods deteriorate. Unfortunately, the unforeseen consequence is that sentences are not equally administered. Most Americans, even a large majority of African Americans believe that the reason that more African American males are incarcerated is that they committed more drug crimes. Statistics do not justify this stereotype of African Americans committing more crimes.
Congressman C...Read Full Post »
Black Code Laws Increase Likelihood of Recidivism
|Posted on December 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM|
The unintentional consequence of the Thirteenth Amendment has had some impact on the barring of humane treatment of prisoners and the formerly incarcerated.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishmentfor crime whereof the party shall ...Read Full Post »
A Glimpse of the Seriousness of the High Rate of Recidivism
|Posted on December 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM|
Bryan Stevenson inspiration speech on TED and guest appearance on the Colbert Report Show provides a glimpse of the seriousness of the high rate of recidivism. His TED speech on Identity calls us to become aware...Read Full Post »
Reducing Recidivism Increases Public Safety: A Counter-Intuitive Phenomena
|Posted on December 2, 2013 at 12:35 AM|
Reducing recidivism increases public safety and saves taxpayers’ money. According to Adam Gelb, Director of the Pew Center, the reduction of 10 percent of repeated offenses will save the taxpayer more than a half-billion dollars in one year.Read Full Post »
PERSONAL FINANCE: False Success
|Posted on October 11, 2013 at 2:05 PM|
There are seven aspects of services needed for successful reentry into society, these are education, training, housing, employment, attitudes/behavior modification, care of children and family, finance and debt management (McQuire and Raynor2006). [i]The first four listed here are the services of primary importance; education, training, housing and employment. However, the other services listed; attitudes behavior modification, care of children and family sustain the success of the firs...Read Full Post »
A Fleeting Moment
In the 2015 President's State of the Union Address, it was only a fleeting moment that he mentioned crime and incarceration. His statement addressed the issue of citizen unre...Read Full Post »