by Debbie Kelley
CASEY BRADLEY GENT
Ginger Courkamp, working at CASA, says she's put her life back together.
For ex-convicts, getting a job on the outside can be as hard as a cot on the inside.
"They'll violate your parole if you don't find employment, but they don't give you the resources to help you. It's like they set you up to fail," says Shannon Wamser, a 28-year-old former meth addict who served time in federal and state prisons… Continue
Added by JJ on September 30, 2010 at 1:53pm —
Good to see that the company Hospira, who makes the drug, oppose the use of their product for killing people. We can support Hospira in this outspoken statement. I propose that as many people as possible write a letter or send an email to Hospira, applaud them for their opponence of using their products in capital punishment procedures, and ask them to finish the production of Thiopental for the barbaric death penalty.
We can send letters to:
Mr. Kees… Continue
Added by JJ on September 30, 2010 at 5:58am —
NO RACIAL PROFILING IN MISSISSIPPI
This week, our own state Senate Judiciary Committee is convening at the state capitol to discuss potential immigration legislation. Some lawmakers have proposed introducing legislation similar to Arizona's controversial SB1070. This law would require every police officer to ask people for their papers based only on some undefined "reasonable suspicion" that they are in the country unlawfully. To avoid arrest, citizens and non-citizens will… Continue
Added by JJ on September 27, 2010 at 6:23pm —
Posted on Fri, Sep. 24, 2010
Jury gives death penalty to teen girl's murderer
By ROBIN FITZGERALD
GULFPORT — Tension filled a Harrison County courtroom Friday as a jury returned with a death sentence for Leslie Galloway III, convicted of killing Shakeylia Anderson in December 2008, a month before her 18th birthday.
Anderson was found beaten, her jaw broken and her throat cut three times. She was raped, set afire and run over by the car Galloway had picked… Continue
Added by JJ on September 27, 2010 at 4:36pm —
I. Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation
500 E. Third St.
Carson City, NV 89713
Web Site: www.detr.state.nv.us
Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to:
• potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories;
• service… Continue
Added by Kevin W. Womble Sr.( I.B. Wise) on September 26, 2010 at 5:36am —
JACKSON, Miss. -- Members of the Mississippi Parole Board are reviewing the Scott sisters' case to decide if the pair should be released from prison.
Jamie and Gladys Scott received double life sentences for an $11 armed robbery 16 years ago. They aren't currently eligible for parole until 2014.
Last week, nearly 200 people rallied asking Gov. Haley Barbour to release the sisters.
Each parole board member individually writes his or her recommendation, which will be forwarded to… Continue
Added by JJ on September 22, 2010 at 8:03pm —
Blood on the state of Virginia's hands
While in a heartless move, the Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, has already denied clemency to Teresa Lewis, you can still register a
message of protest against her scheduled execution here:
... / PHONE (804) 786-2211… Continue
Added by JJ on September 22, 2010 at 6:14pm —
Dehumanized living in fear 24/7 treated as though i'm not human with any feelings emotions nor thoughts knowing that any day could very well be my last how is that living? My lawyer played a crucial part in my being here lack of committment to having my best interest first and foremost not aggressiuely defending me not objecting to outright lies slander and fictious evidence presented by the state via material evidence or cohersed witnesses. You can't deal with pain and suffering that you… Continue
Added by JJ on September 21, 2010 at 6:05pm —
Mississippi: Re-Open Trial Cases involving testimonies of Drs. Steven Hayne and Michael West
Published by Judi Manning on Mar 09, 2009
Region: United States of America
Target: State of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood
Web site: http://www.reason.com
See Radley Balko's articles:…
Added by JJ on September 20, 2010 at 2:39pm —
Why is the President struggling with improving the economy?
1. There are those that made the prophetic statement that he would only be a one term President, during everything possible to make that prophecy come true.
2. Because of greed corporate America looks for slave labor around the world allowing them to pay from 81 cents to a dollar plus per hour with no benefits. No president or politician can offer anything in America to compete with that, unless they continue to lock up you… Continue
Added by William on September 17, 2010 at 8:25pm —
When we get into a conversation about ex-offenders do we refer to them all or do we talk about them as individual groups? "for example" you have those who commit murder, those who rob and steal, those who sell drugs and so on, it's easy, we seperate them into groups and then we judge them by the crime they were convicted for.My name is Kevin W. Womble Sr.known to most as I.B. Wise host of Whisper Out Loud Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio and YES I am a convicted felon. I am also the founder of… Continue
Added by Kevin W. Womble Sr.( I.B. Wise) on September 13, 2010 at 7:43pm —
FROM: Hassan Artiste Raheem, CEO - WACP.tv Network
RE: Pull Them Pants Up!
TIRED OF SEEING THIS?... WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!
We all have seen our youth and even young adults wearing their pants below their behinds (pants on the ground syndrome). This is an ugly scene which touches us all.
We all have witnessed local governments trying to pass laws to prevent this… Continue
Added by WACP606 Fashions/Accessories on September 11, 2010 at 4:00pm —
This is an article I wrote in celebration of Juneteenth, but I think the message is viable every day of the year, and I wish I had the ability to express the wave of powerful emotions that washed over me and brought scalding tears to my eyes when I thought about writing it. My mind flashed on my grandmother who was born in 1865, the year the slaves were “freed,” wearing her long white apron in Louisiana. I saw the fields of cotton my fiance took me to see in 2003 in California because I had… Continue
Added by Paris E. Tompkins on September 3, 2010 at 6:52pm —
For a short period of time recently, my son, his wife, 9-year old son and 10-month old daughter had to move in with me after they both lost their jobs. Although I live in a small one-bedroom apartment, there was little I could do but make room and endure. For three long months, we had to share, tolerate and continue to carry on despite the circumstances. Struggle is a nice name for it.
But the most amazing struggle I was privileged to watch was… Continue
Added by Paris E. Tompkins on September 1, 2010 at 7:59pm —