Time to Contact our Representatives about Samuel Girod

It’s time to start sending letters, emails, calls to the 8 elected representatives below (9 if you count Melania). Here’s the plan in two steps:STEP 1: Have your letter and social media post handy in a text doc. You can copy and paste from the examples below or click here to download samples, then edit …

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Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime?

More people in the United States are now in jail for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined, a new study finds....On any given day in the US, at least 137,000 Americans are in prison on drug possession, not sales, charges, says a new report that finds that the "tough on drugs" policies may …

Jails in Kentucky are overflowing with inmates, but you may not realize many of the inmates are there for profit

  Posted: Feb 09, 2015 3:12 PM CST Updated: Feb 09, 2015 6:00 PM CST By Emily Mieure Connect   The Kentucky Department of Corrections started sending state inmates to local jails in the early 1980s -- the Bullitt County Jail is just one of them. Metro corrections is the largest jail in Kentucky with …

Jerry Duval, Medical Marijuana Patient, Lacks Adequate Health Care In Prison

  The Michigan medical marijuana patient whose imprisonment could ultimately cost federal taxpayers more than $1.2 million is being denied adequate health care while he serves his sentence, his wife claims. Jerry Duval surrendered to federal authorities in June to serve out a 10-year sentence for marijuana distribution at the Federal Medical Center Devens prison …

Imprisoned Gay Man Suing Kentucky Jail After Nose Bitten Off By Inmate

    An incarcerated gay man in Kentucky’s Warren County Regional Jail endured days of harassment from fellow prisoners before one of them bit off part of his nose. Now with the help of the Kentucky Equality Federation, Brandon Milam is suing the jail, its top official, the county and his assailant, Timothy Schwartz for …

For ex-offenders, finding a job remains the biggest challenge to returning to society

By STEVE YODER, The Fiscal Times March 27, 2012 For ex-offenders, finding a job remains the biggest challenge to returning to society. A 2003 study by Princeton University researcher Devah Pager in Milwaukee found that a criminal record cut someone’s chance of getting a call back from a prospective employer by nearly half. RELATED: Meet …