Thursday, July 23, 2015

Two Updates to Do’s and Don’t Page: Virginia Registered Sex Offenders Accessing Emergency Shelters and Visiting or Camping at National Parks

Today I added two updates to the VA Legal Restrictions and Regulations page AKA “RSO Do’s and Don’ts". I usually don’t post about an update made to that page but I feel that these two pieces of information are too important not to highlight. 

Mary Devoy 

They are:

America’s Mass Incarceration Crisis, it’s NOT Just About Drug Sentences but the Overcriminalization of America: The U.S. Not Only Punishes More People More Harshly than Ever, but it Keeps on Punishing them Long After Their Release

The moral failures of America's prison-industrial complex, June 20, 2015

BARACK OBAMA toured the El Reno Federal Correction Institution in Oklahoma last week, making him the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. He took the occasion to reiterate some points from his lengthy speech about criminal-justice reform, delivered earlier in the week before the NAACP in Philadelphia. He was philosophical, too, as he reflected on the way some young people end up in prison for mistakes "that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made." These actions, along with his decision to commute the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders last week, underscore his determination to do something about America's scandalous incarceration rate.