Advocate 4 Justice - Reinstate Federal Parole for Non Violent Offenders

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REINSTATE FEDERAL PAROLE TO RELIEVE THE FINANCIAL STRAINS OUR COUNTRY IS ENDURING AND GIVE THESE NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE.



MORE THAN ONE IN 31 ADULTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE IN JAIL, PRISON OR ON PAROLE OR PROBATION! COSTING THE TOTAL NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL SPENDING $68 BILLION A YEAR!


(72%) OF THE FEDERAL PRISON POPULATION ARE NONVIOLENT OFFENDERS!


When I was working for the D.C. Department of Corrections (Lorton), an incident occurred that had a lasting effect on me. It was a lesson well learned. An inmate jumped me, which led into an investigation. After the investigation was over, I went back to that inmate and asked, "Why did you jump me for telling you to do something as simple as picking up the trash?"  He stated, "I have 'life' and I have done 15 years and I don't have anything to live for. Officer Jones, this time gets to me every now and then and I lash out; I don't have hope anymore."

 

 

That inmate's statement remained in my mind for a long time. I forgave that inmate and I did not press charges against him. But as I walked many yards of six prisons, (State and Federal), I observed two things: these institutions were filled with people who had no hope and with people who had resigned to the fact that there wasn't anything they were able to do to receive help.

 

 

 THE PRISON POPULATION HAS GROWN IN RECORD NUMBERS,  INCARCERATING   ONE IN 100 HUNDRED ADULTS...

 

IT IS COSTING US TOO MUCH MONEY TO HOUSE PEOPLE FOR SUCH UNNECESSARILY LONG PERIODS OF TIME!

OUR ECONOMY CAN NO LONGER HANDLE THIS PRESSURE!

ADVOCATE 4 JUSTICE


  • Kelley Fulkerson
    Kelley Fulkerson United States, Morgantown
    Jan 03, 2017
    Jan 03, 2017
    Parole for federal inmates should be reinstated
  • Sandra Smith
    Sandra Smith United States, Chicago
    Jun 27, 2015
    Jun 27, 2015
    Reinstate parole! This is a crime and outrage against our people!
  • sandra  davis
    sandra davis United States, Knoxville
    Apr 15, 2015
    Apr 15, 2015
    my son is facing 25 years he want see his kids grow up or he may not be with his mom again before she dies
  • sandra  davis
    Apr 15, 2015
    Apr 15, 2015
    my son is facing 25 years he want see his kids grow up or he may not be with his mom again before she dies
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    Kelley Tarry United States
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    Kelley Fulkerson United States
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    Tanya M Lucas United States
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    Chesery United States
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    Melissa Rogers United States
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    Aaron Thomas United States
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    Sandra Smith United States
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    sandra davis
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    shawn hout
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    sharia legette
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    mary
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    Sandy Smith United States
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    Diana Dalberg
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    Diane Klukosky United States
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    keyonnap United States
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