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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INHALE YOUR FUTURE! EXHALE YOUR PASTOUR MISSION:To raise awareness for prison, sentencing and justice reform.To educate ...
05/15/2021

INHALE YOUR FUTURE! EXHALE YOUR PAST

OUR MISSION:

To raise awareness for prison, sentencing and justice reform.

To educate and empower those who have been to prison or jail.

Learn from the past, set vivid, details goals for the future and live in the only moment of time over which you have control:NOW!!
— Denis Waitley

#lifeafterfelony #startingover #exoffender #inhaleyourfuture #growth #believeinyourself #educate #dreambig #passiontopurpose #resume #breakthecycle #changeyourmindset #investinyourself #yourlifematters #coverletter #inmate #setgoals #raiseawareness #newbeginnings #letgooffear #dontquit #exhaleyourpast
#bedetermined #positiveinfluences #comebackstronger

INHALE YOUR FUTURE! EXHALE YOUR PAST

OUR MISSION:

To raise awareness for prison, sentencing and justice reform.

To educate and empower those who have been to prison or jail.

Learn from the past, set vivid, details goals for the future and live in the only moment of time over which you have control:NOW!!
— Denis Waitley

#lifeafterfelony #startingover #exoffender #inhaleyourfuture #growth #believeinyourself #educate #dreambig #passiontopurpose #resume #breakthecycle #changeyourmindset #investinyourself #yourlifematters #coverletter #inmate #setgoals #raiseawareness #newbeginnings #letgooffear #dontquit #exhaleyourpast
#bedetermined #positiveinfluences #comebackstronger

The bumps in the road are a natural part of the process.We love to imagine things being smooth sailing all of the time. ...
05/03/2021

The bumps in the road are a natural part of the process.

We love to imagine things being smooth sailing all of the time. One of the best things you could ever do for yourself, and this will apply to absolutely everything you do in life, from work, school, to relationships, is to learn how to search harder for the silver linings. Challenges are the doors to excellence, and every once in a while you will have to kick through one of them.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” –

#mondaymotivation #keepushingforward #encourageyourself #lifeafterfelony #newbeginnings #criminaleform #partoftheprocess #inhaleyourfuture #silverlining #sentencingreform #suceesisintheprocess #youonlyneedoneyes #fightforaseatatthetable #exhaleyourpast #yougotthis

The bumps in the road are a natural part of the process.

We love to imagine things being smooth sailing all of the time. One of the best things you could ever do for yourself, and this will apply to absolutely everything you do in life, from work, school, to relationships, is to learn how to search harder for the silver linings. Challenges are the doors to excellence, and every once in a while you will have to kick through one of them.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” –

#mondaymotivation #keepushingforward #encourageyourself #lifeafterfelony #newbeginnings #criminaleform #partoftheprocess #inhaleyourfuture #silverlining #sentencingreform #suceesisintheprocess #youonlyneedoneyes #fightforaseatatthetable #exhaleyourpast #yougotthis

STOP PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH THEIR LIVES!!!!As officials scrambled last year to stem the spread of the coronavirus in pr...
04/23/2021

STOP PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH THEIR LIVES!!!!

As officials scrambled last year to stem the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, the Justice Department let Fulton and more than 23,800 inmates like him serve their sentences at home.

But as more people are vaccinated, thousands could be hauled back into prison to serve the remainder of their sentences, thanks to a little-noticed legal opinion issued by the Justice Department in the waning days former President Donald Trump's administration.

The memo offers a strict legal interpretation of the CARES Act, a 2020 law that gave the attorney general the authority to release low-level inmates into home confinement during the pandemic.

Once the emergency is lifted, the memo says, the federal Bureau of Prisons "must recall prisoners in home confinement to correctional facilities" if they do not otherwise qualify to remain at home - a move that could impact as many as 7,399 BOP inmates who currently remain out on home confinement because they still have time left on their sentences.

Criminal justice reform advocacy groups say that if the White House leaves the policy in place, it will destroy the lives of thousands of people who pose little public safety risk and have already landed jobs, returned to school and tried to reintegrate into society.

#CARESACT #LOWOFFENDER #LIFEAFTERFELONY #SECONDCHANCE #GIVETHEMABREAK #HOWYOUSSETHEM #THEIRLIVESMATTER #PAYINGDEBTTOSCOIRTY #STARTINGOVER #INHALEYOURFUTURE #KEEPFIGHTINGFORYOU #CRIMINALJUSTICEREFORM #PresidentJoeBiden #CHANGETHEMEMO #SENTENCTINGREFORM #STOPPLAYINTUGOFWARWITHTHEIRLIVES

STOP PLAYING TUG OF WAR WITH THEIR LIVES!!!!

As officials scrambled last year to stem the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, the Justice Department let Fulton and more than 23,800 inmates like him serve their sentences at home.

But as more people are vaccinated, thousands could be hauled back into prison to serve the remainder of their sentences, thanks to a little-noticed legal opinion issued by the Justice Department in the waning days former President Donald Trump's administration.

The memo offers a strict legal interpretation of the CARES Act, a 2020 law that gave the attorney general the authority to release low-level inmates into home confinement during the pandemic.

Once the emergency is lifted, the memo says, the federal Bureau of Prisons "must recall prisoners in home confinement to correctional facilities" if they do not otherwise qualify to remain at home - a move that could impact as many as 7,399 BOP inmates who currently remain out on home confinement because they still have time left on their sentences.

Criminal justice reform advocacy groups say that if the White House leaves the policy in place, it will destroy the lives of thousands of people who pose little public safety risk and have already landed jobs, returned to school and tried to reintegrate into society.

#CARESACT #LOWOFFENDER #LIFEAFTERFELONY #SECONDCHANCE #GIVETHEMABREAK #HOWYOUSSETHEM #THEIRLIVESMATTER #PAYINGDEBTTOSCOIRTY #STARTINGOVER #INHALEYOURFUTURE #KEEPFIGHTINGFORYOU #CRIMINALJUSTICEREFORM #PresidentJoeBiden #CHANGETHEMEMO #SENTENCTINGREFORM #STOPPLAYINTUGOFWARWITHTHEIRLIVES

END SOLITRAY CONFINEMWNT NOW!!!!!!61,000 adults and children are held in segregation in US prisons, according to the mos...
04/21/2021

END SOLITRAY CONFINEMWNT NOW!!!!!!

61,000 adults and children are held in segregation in US prisons, according to the most recent data.

Tyquine Lee, who was sentenced to 78 years in prison for a string of home invasions in 2011. Served 600 days in solitary confinement in Red Onion, a state maximum security prison, between 2016 to 2018, and barely survived.

When Takeisha Brown finally was able to visit her son, Tyquine Lee, at the Red Onion State Prison, she didn't recognize him. She saw someone that wasn't her son. He was just so small. He was rambling in numbers. He had a language of his own." His bones stuck out; his teeth were decaying; his clothes were filthy. It's horrifying. I'll remember the sight for the rest of my life," she told The Appeal.

The only time that Lee was allowed out of his cell was for three showers a week and two hours a day when he could exercise in a yard roughly the same size as a parking space.

Brown asked prison staff for Lee to be removed from solitary, she was told he would have to complete a series of requirements, including a collection of workbooks, an impossible task given his mental state, the MacArthur Justice Center noted.

When Lee protested at his treatment, he was maced by prison officers a total of 25 times, a lawsuit filed by his mother against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) in 2019 said.

According to The Appeal, Lee, 28, was sometimes given food covered in maggots and filth, and his weight dropped more than 30 pounds. As his mental and physical condition deteriorated, he began to speak in numbers and signed his name using random letters.



Lee's treatment is just one of the thousands of stories of solitary confinement in America that campaigners say is inhumane and should be radically curtailed.

#endsolitaryconfinement #howyouseethem #personfirst #TyquineLee #lifleafterfelony #Virginia #inhumane #sentencingreform #humancontact #Torture #newsyahoo #VDOC #mentalhealth #segregation #fightforthevoiceless #showcompassion #criminaljusticereform

END SOLITRAY CONFINEMWNT NOW!!!!!!

61,000 adults and children are held in segregation in US prisons, according to the most recent data.

Tyquine Lee, who was sentenced to 78 years in prison for a string of home invasions in 2011. Served 600 days in solitary confinement in Red Onion, a state maximum security prison, between 2016 to 2018, and barely survived.

When Takeisha Brown finally was able to visit her son, Tyquine Lee, at the Red Onion State Prison, she didn't recognize him. She saw someone that wasn't her son. He was just so small. He was rambling in numbers. He had a language of his own." His bones stuck out; his teeth were decaying; his clothes were filthy. It's horrifying. I'll remember the sight for the rest of my life," she told The Appeal.

The only time that Lee was allowed out of his cell was for three showers a week and two hours a day when he could exercise in a yard roughly the same size as a parking space.

Brown asked prison staff for Lee to be removed from solitary, she was told he would have to complete a series of requirements, including a collection of workbooks, an impossible task given his mental state, the MacArthur Justice Center noted.

When Lee protested at his treatment, he was maced by prison officers a total of 25 times, a lawsuit filed by his mother against the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) in 2019 said.

According to The Appeal, Lee, 28, was sometimes given food covered in maggots and filth, and his weight dropped more than 30 pounds. As his mental and physical condition deteriorated, he began to speak in numbers and signed his name using random letters.



Lee's treatment is just one of the thousands of stories of solitary confinement in America that campaigners say is inhumane and should be radically curtailed.

#endsolitaryconfinement #howyouseethem #personfirst #TyquineLee #lifleafterfelony #Virginia #inhumane #sentencingreform #humancontact #Torture #newsyahoo #VDOC #mentalhealth #segregation #fightforthevoiceless #showcompassion #criminaljusticereform

Don't let them label you! Spotlight Tuesday....Joseph Valdez is a senior ex-convict who spent his adult years in prison....
04/20/2021

Don't let them label you! Spotlight Tuesday....

Joseph Valdez is a senior ex-convict who spent his adult years in prison. At 62, he was able to earn a college degree with full flying colors!
Presently, he is planning to pursue graduate studies related to social work.

NO DREAM IS INVAILD!

This is what Joseph Valdez, who spent 30 years in prison, has proven not only to himself, but to the world!
He was around 50 years old when he realized he was getting into a really bad shape, and he wanted to do something about it, whatever the odds were.

His decision then changed his life around.
Joseph has been exposed to godawful things since he was young. At a tender age of 11, he became addicted to drugs, and it was only in the later part of his life that he finally wanted to come clean and break free from his past.

Joseph went on to pursue college and finished a degree after six long years. What’s even more admirable was he finished with flying colors — having earned a 3.67 GPA!

But there is no stopping him from further realizing his potentials and achieving his dreams. Joseph decided to take up a master’s degree in social work, to be a more relevant member of his community.

Truly, dreams are for those who believe and who work on them to come into reality.

#createyourownlabel #believeinyourself #lifeafterfelony #dreambig #newbeginnings #neverstoppushingforward #makeaseatthetable #howtheyseeyou #yourlifematters #education
#hardworkpaysoff #JosephValdez #dedication #criminaljusticereform #degree #socialwork #healthyhappynews #inhaleyourfuture #seconchance #SpotlightTuesday

Don't let them label you! Spotlight Tuesday....

Joseph Valdez is a senior ex-convict who spent his adult years in prison. At 62, he was able to earn a college degree with full flying colors!
Presently, he is planning to pursue graduate studies related to social work.

NO DREAM IS INVAILD!

This is what Joseph Valdez, who spent 30 years in prison, has proven not only to himself, but to the world!
He was around 50 years old when he realized he was getting into a really bad shape, and he wanted to do something about it, whatever the odds were.

His decision then changed his life around.
Joseph has been exposed to godawful things since he was young. At a tender age of 11, he became addicted to drugs, and it was only in the later part of his life that he finally wanted to come clean and break free from his past.

Joseph went on to pursue college and finished a degree after six long years. What’s even more admirable was he finished with flying colors — having earned a 3.67 GPA!

But there is no stopping him from further realizing his potentials and achieving his dreams. Joseph decided to take up a master’s degree in social work, to be a more relevant member of his community.

Truly, dreams are for those who believe and who work on them to come into reality.

#createyourownlabel #believeinyourself #lifeafterfelony #dreambig #newbeginnings #neverstoppushingforward #makeaseatthetable #howtheyseeyou #yourlifematters #education
#hardworkpaysoff #JosephValdez #dedication #criminaljusticereform #degree #socialwork #healthyhappynews #inhaleyourfuture #seconchance #SpotlightTuesday

Return of Surrendered Passports... Did you surrender your valid, unexpired U.S. passport to the courts or any other law ...
04/15/2021

Return of Surrendered Passports... Did you surrender your valid, unexpired U.S. passport to the courts or any other law enforcement agency? Part 2..

You will need to follow the steps below to have your passport returned to you:

1. Write a Letter:

We need a notarized letter from you requesting the return of your valid, unexpired passport. The letter must include:

Court or agency to which you surrendered your passport
Your full name
Date of birth
Contact phone number
Mailing address
Social Security number
Copy of valid, government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)

2. Get a Letter from your Probation Officer

If you are currently under supervised release or probation (or have recently completed it), please have your probation officer write a letter to us authorizing release of the passport to you. The letter must:

Be on official letterhead
Be signed
Include the officer’s current phone number, government email address, and mailing address
Your scheduled probation completion date

3. Send Letter to:

You may submit your documents in one of three ways.

Email: [email protected]
Fax: (202) 485-6496
Mail:
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LA
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

If you've already submitted your documents and would like to get a status update, please email [email protected].

#knwoledgeiskey #youhaverights #lifeafterfelony #fax #keeppushingforward #surrender #documents #passport #email #writealetter #hope #inhaleyourfuture#Makenewmemories #keepfightingforyou #probation #lawenforcement #dontbelievethelabels #stayfocus #travel #seetheworld #regaingwhatyoulost

Return of Surrendered Passports... Did you surrender your valid, unexpired U.S. passport to the courts or any other law enforcement agency? Part 2..

You will need to follow the steps below to have your passport returned to you:

1. Write a Letter:

We need a notarized letter from you requesting the return of your valid, unexpired passport. The letter must include:

Court or agency to which you surrendered your passport
Your full name
Date of birth
Contact phone number
Mailing address
Social Security number
Copy of valid, government-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)

2. Get a Letter from your Probation Officer

If you are currently under supervised release or probation (or have recently completed it), please have your probation officer write a letter to us authorizing release of the passport to you. The letter must:

Be on official letterhead
Be signed
Include the officer’s current phone number, government email address, and mailing address
Your scheduled probation completion date

3. Send Letter to:

You may submit your documents in one of three ways.

Email: [email protected]
Fax: (202) 485-6496
Mail:
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LA
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

If you've already submitted your documents and would like to get a status update, please email [email protected].

#knwoledgeiskey #youhaverights #lifeafterfelony #fax #keeppushingforward #surrender #documents #passport #email #writealetter #hope #inhaleyourfuture#Makenewmemories #keepfightingforyou #probation #lawenforcement #dontbelievethelabels #stayfocus #travel #seetheworld #regaingwhatyoulost

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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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