Life After Felony

Life After Felony OUR MISSION To raise awareness for prison, sentencing and justice reform. To educate and empower those who have been to prison or jail.
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Your Journey!!!!!!It is often said that what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. It all depends on how one defines ...
08/10/2020

Your Journey!!!!!!

It is often said that what doesn't kill you will make you stronger. It all depends on how one defines the word "strong" It can have different meanings to different people.

In this sense, "stronger" means looking back at the person you were and comparing it to the person you have become today. It also means looking deep into your soul and realizing that the person you are today couldn't exist if it weren't for the things that have happened in the past.

Everything that happens in our life happens for a reason and sometimes that means we must face heartaches in order to experience joy.

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What is Life After Felony??Check out our website for more information. https://www.lifeafterfelony.orgWe are a non profi...
08/08/2020

What is Life After Felony??

Check out our website for more information. https://www.lifeafterfelony.org

We are a non profit organization who's goals are:
* To raise awareness for prison, sentencing and justice reform.* To educate and empower those who have been to prison or jail.

While focusing on our goals we are determined to having fewer kids entering youth or adult prisons.
Encourage lower prison and jail populations – that offer effective, community-based treatment and supervision, and fairness in sentencing and more opportunities for a successful reentry.

“Life is a journey that have a lot different paths, but any path you choose use it as your destiny.”

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We have to keep fighting for Criminal Justice Reform….Key provision exempts more than 30,000 already in system.Assembly ...
08/07/2020

We have to keep fighting for Criminal Justice Reform….

Key provision exempts more than 30,000 already in system.

Assembly Bill 236, a massive reform bill passed in 2019, prohibits authorities from revoking parole and probation for technical reasons such as missing a treatment session or failing to file a change of address — offenses that previously landed parolees and probationers back in prison.


“The statute does not indicate whether those provisions apply retroactively. As a result, judges are making decisions based on their interpretation of the law,” said Eighth Judicial District Chief Judge Linda Bell of Clark County.
Portions of the law went into effect July 1 and apply only to those “sentenced” after that date.

IT SHOULD BE (RETROACTIVE)!!!!!

ACLU of Nevada attorney Holly Welborn testified in 2019 on the bill’s shortcomings, including “the fact that it does not apply retroactively.” “This means there are thousands of Nevadans who are serving time in the Nevada Department of Corrections on grossly disproportionate sentences,” she said. “If this bill applied retroactively, we could correct that and address the prison population more immediately.”
The measure is designed to contribute to taxpayer savings of more than $600 hundred million during the next decade and help avoid the construction of new prisons. “Even if we pass every single component of the bill as it is currently written, we will not eliminate all of the future growth, and none of these polices will reduce our current prison population, which exceeds the capacity of the prison system,” Welborn told lawmakers in March 2019. “We will still be adding more people to the prison population, which requires us to funnel more taxpayer resources into the prison system, which means less money for other programs.”

Compared with other states, Nevada “uses prison more frequently than community supervision.” the report says. Nationwide, 31 percent of offenders are in prison while 69 percent are on community supervision. In Nevada, the split is almost even, with 52 percent behind bars and 48 percent on probation or parole.

The new law says a probationer who is arrested for a technical violation must be brought before the court within 15 days or released and returned to probation status. The court may “subsequently hold a hearing to determine if a technical violation has occurred.”

If the Court finds the offense amounts to a technical violation, it can continue probation and modify the terms, or revoke probation under certain conditions.
A judge may not revoke probation for the sole offense of:
• Consuming an alcoholic beverage.
• Testing positive on a drug or alcohol test.
• Failing to abide by the requirements of a mental health or substance abuse treatment program.
• Failing to seek and maintain employment.
• Failing to pay any required fines or fees.
• Failing to report any changes in residence.

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THANKFUL THURSDAY..Thank you! Oklahomans...After receiving almost 250,000 signatures, the the “Yes on 805” criminal refo...
08/06/2020

THANKFUL THURSDAY..

Thank you! Oklahomans...

After receiving almost 250,000 signatures, the the “Yes on 805” criminal reform petition will be on November’s ballot.

Organizers say receiving that many signatures shows just how much Oklahomans want to see reform.“It speaks volumes to the point that Oklahomans are ready for change. They want their voices heard.

If State Question 805 is approved by voters, it would not allow judges or juries to consider past convictions during sentencing for non-violent offenses.

“It just means they don’t need decades and decades stacked on top of their sentence serving more time,” Pyles said. “When all that’s doing is adding to out mass incarceration crisis. It doesn’t make any sense.”

SQ 805 doesn’t let people go unpunished, but instead the goal is to get them the help they need, instead of locking them up for good.

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WHY WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR SENTENCING  AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM...A 2016 arrest for marijuana that has turned ...
08/05/2020

WHY WE MUST CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR SENTENCING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM...

A 2016 arrest for marijuana that has turned into a 60-month sentence in an Alabama penitentiary for a disabled veteran from Arizona.

Sean Worsley, a disabled veteran, and his wife, Eboni, were arrested in Pickens County in August 2016. They made the life-altering mistake of stopping to purchase gas in Alabama on their way to North Carolina.

Sean was wounded in Iraq. The 33-year-old veteran is disabled with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq. He uses medical marijuana to calm his nightmares and soothe his back pain. His medical marijuana was prescribed and purchased in Arizona, where it has been legal since 2011.

A Gordo police officer approached the Worsleys at the gas station. He said their music was too loud, was a violation of the Gordo noise ordinance and asked to search the vehicle. The Worsleys assented, believing they had broken no laws. That was a mistake. Marijuana is still illegal in Alabama even if you purchased it in one of the states where it is legal.

The officer said that he smelled marijuana and asked the couple about it. Sean told him he was a disabled veteran and had a medical marijuana card.
When they returned to Arizona, they found the charges made it difficult for them to maintain housing and stability. They moved to Nevada and leased a house.

Almost a year later, the bail bondsman called and told them the Alabama judge was revoking bonds on all the cases he managed. They had to rush back, or he would lose the money he had put up for their bond. When they got to court, the Worsleys were taken to separate rooms. Eboni explained that Sean was disabled with serious cognitive issues and needed a guardian to help him understand the process and ensure he made an informed decision.

Sean’s plea agreement included 60 months of probation, plus drug treatment and thousands of dollars in fines, fees and court costs.

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SPOTLIGHT TUESDAY..Never Quit.. Let  your past fuel YOU for greatness!Keeda Haynes, lawyer and former public defender, i...
08/04/2020

SPOTLIGHT TUESDAY..

Never Quit.. Let your past fuel YOU for greatness!

Keeda Haynes, lawyer and former public defender, is looking to make history in Tennessee’s upcoming primary election on August 6.

Her commitment to fighting for criminal justice reform is one that’s very personal as the Tennessee State University graduate spent nearly four years in jail after college for a marijuana-related crime she says she did not commit.

Upon her release from prison in December 2006, the Tennessee native set her sights on becoming a public defender after hearing other women in prison share stories about how their public defenders were treating them.

“When you look at what’s going on in the federal system when it comes to the mandatory minimum sentencing law, we are seeing a record number of people being locked up,” stated Haynes. “The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world and we still have not reconciled what the fictitious war on drugs has done to Black and Brown communities.”

“I want to go to Congress and I want to look at all of these policies and procedures involved from the lens of being an African American, someone who’s been formerly incarcerated, someone who was a public defender and someone who’s an advocate,” she says. “I want to address the systemic racism we’re seeing not just in the criminal justice system, but across every aspect of our lives so that we can all experience the healing and justice that people are calling for in their communities.”

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STAY MOTIVATED!!!To create change, achieve our goals and get through the tough times in our live. It takes work, commitm...
08/03/2020

STAY MOTIVATED!!!

To create change, achieve our goals and get through the tough times in our live. It takes work, commitment, focus and time.

We have to take action and do things we have never done before. What ever actions we choose to do we have to keep repeating them until our goals or outcomes are achieved.

If you’re going through a rough time, finding something to give you a little lift can help you remember that life isn’t always bad. These seemingly endless stretches of fear, disappointment, pain, and heartache are just brief moments of time that will soon pass.

You have the courage and ability to get through any difficult situation you are faced with.

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Things you can do to support criminal justice reform....1. Educate yourselves about mass incarceration:Whether you have ...
08/01/2020

Things you can do to support criminal justice reform....

1. Educate yourselves about mass incarceration:

Whether you have direct experience or not, get background information, and educate yourselves about the problem of mass incarceration.

2. Visit someone who is incarcerated:

Learning and working with those most impacted by the criminal justice system will change you. You can volunteer at a federal prison through Prisoner and Visitation Support.

Participate in Alternatives to Violence programs in prisons.

Write regularly to an incarcerated person. Pen pals can be a vital link for those under correctional control. Write a Prisoner has listings of incarcerated men and women throughout the United States seeking pen pals. Human Rights Pen Pals connects community members with people in long term isolation.

3. Lift up mass incarceration concerns within your community:

As you bear witness to prison conditions and realities, you will become an outside monitor of prison conditions and problems. Eventually, you can build from this experience to develop strategies to deal with these issues.

It is important to develop relationships with legislators, and corrections administrators who might be able to stop the problems before they escalate.

4. Provide support to prisoners’ families and people returning from prison:

As a mentor to the child of a person living in prison or a helper to someone reentering your community from prison, you could:

- Meet for a weekly or monthly meal

- Provide transportation to school or work

- Help with school applications/enrollment

- Assist with a job search

- Rent a room (rent can be many things—house work and/or money exchanged.

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COLORADO REENTRY PROGRAMS ...Life After Felony does not endorse, investigate or support any of the below agencies or pro...
07/29/2020

COLORADO REENTRY PROGRAMS ...

Life After Felony does not endorse, investigate or support any of the below agencies or programs. They are provided for informational purposes only. If you find that some of the information is incorrect or outdated, please let us know – [email protected] – and we will be happy to update the listing. If there are agencies or programs that you think we should consider adding to the list, please send them along to us: [email protected]

1. The Empowerment Program provides re-entry services for women leaving prisons and jails.
Conact: (303) 320-1989,
Website: www.empowermentprogram.org,

2. The mission of Focus Reentry is to promote successful second chances, reduce recidivism, and enhance the well-being and safety of our community. Contact: (720) 304-6446,
Website: www.focusreentry.org

3. Homeward Alliance Re-Entry (Services for People on Parole) empowers people
on parole to overcome personal challenges, connect to resources, locate employment and secure housing.Contact: (970) 408-0378,
Website: www.homewardalliance.org

4. 72 Hour Fund 72 Hour Fund offers vital, solid, hands-on assistance for former inmates as they take positive steps towards successful reintegration.Contact: (303) 292-2304,
Website: www.doinghistime.org

5. Life-Line Life-Line is a community outreach and support program designed to assist our local at-risk population. We focus on strategic intervention, prevention, and re-entry programming. Contact: (720) 328-5650,
Website: life-linecolorado.org/

6. Jefferson Center for Mental Health: Adult Services: Offers a wide variety of services for adults that build on your strengths and empower you in your recovery. Contact:(303) 425-0300, Website:www.jcmh.org

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SPOTLIGHT TUESDAY.....LeBron James group to donate $100,000 toward paying Florida ex-felons' fines so they can voteFlori...
07/28/2020

SPOTLIGHT TUESDAY.....

LeBron James group to donate $100,000 toward paying Florida ex-felons' fines so they can vote

Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2018 that restored voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences, but the state later passed a law saying that they must pay off court fees and fines before being able to register to vote. That law is facing legal challenges, and a judge in May found it unconstitutional, saying it creates a "pay-to-vote system." But the Supreme Court has allowed the law to stay in effect for now while the legal challenges continue.

More Than A Vote, the group that James helped establish this year, announced it would donate $100,000 toward paying fees and fines of people in Florida with past felony convictions so they can register to vote. The group is raising the money to be donated to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition fines and fees fund.

Your right to vote shouldn't depend upon whether or not you can pay to exercise it!!!!

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" The best view comes after the hardest climb"

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. Martin Luther King , Jr.

Living with a felony conviction isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean that you should throw in the towel and give up on life. A criminal record may limit your options, but it’s important to realize that most people are forgiving and willing to help someone that works hard to leave a questionable past behind. Sure, living with a criminal record is tough, but it should never be used as an excuse for failing to build a strong future.

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