Tags Life without parole (LWOP)
Tag: life without parole (LWOP)
Michael Dorrough describes the path for legislators to create humane prison sentencing, tools for rehabilitation and justice-based administration of incarceration.
Advocates, including LWOP prisoner family members, friends and lawyers seeking to end this cruel sentence will speak publicly at the C-ROB (California Rehabilitation Oversight Board)meeting in Sacramento this Wednesday, urging CDCR Secretary Diaz to allow people serving LWOP to be eligible for this process.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come to the Freedom and Movement Center, 4400 Market St. at 44th in North Oakland. Join LSPC (Legal Services for Prisoners With Children) and All of Us or None for a celebration of community on the first anniversary of the opening of the center.
The Free South Carolina Movement is a collective of political prisoners, politicized and political prisoners of war, organized with friends, family, loved ones and supporters with a common cause, aims and objectives, i.e. self-determining education, adequate healthcare suitable for poor and oppressed peoples, bringing families closer together, true freedom, transforming the present genocidal sentencing structure, bringing awareness to the public and the youth, putting an end to the pipeline from preschool to prison and the systematic extermination of Black and Brown peoples.
The lockdown of 47,000 prisoners in all 25 Pennsylvania prisons began Aug. 29, 2018, and lasted for 12 days. Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel backed by Gov. Tom Wolf said the lockdown was an emergency measure to protect prison guards. They claimed there was widespread illness of guards from physical contact with synthetic drugs. This is false. The lockdown looks like it was a planned pre-emptive action so that the National Prison Strike didn’t spread to Pennsylvania prisons. The “drug emergency” was a pretext to isolate, repress and control prisoners.
If it is true that this major state institutions’ aim is to rehabilitate, then we must pass SB 9. If not, then it is time to dismantle the entire institution altogether because it is failing miserably by keeping these youth locked up with no possibility of ever tasting freedom again.