Tag: Mass Incarceration

Lockdown Love Series: Love Letters of Yolanda and Frankie

De-Bug is proud to launch "Lockdown Love," a series of reflections by those impacted by the walls of incarceration -- our loved ones inside and the families who love them. "Lockdown love" comes from Joe and Benee, a San Jose love story – a couple who have been holding it down for each other during Joe's years of incarceration. "Joe is my heart," writes Benee. Joe and Benee also wanted to let other prison/ jail wives know and feel that they are not alone and things could be done with love. This first piece comes from Yolanda, whose loved one, Frankie, is currently serving a life without parole sentence. He has been incarcerated since he was 18 years old. Together they share love letters.

A Morning in Juvenile Court: A Silver Lining to a Haunting Election Day

Public Defender Sajid Khan brings us back to the very real victory that California had with the passage of Proposition 57 this past November and how it has already changed what youth experience in the juvenile system – they get to continue being children with this shift in criminal justice policies that will ultimately bring more people home.

Why Does Incarceration = Dehumanization?

Reflecting upon a historic hunger strike of inmates in the Santa Clara County jail who were protesting conditions such as solitary confinement, public defender Sajid Khan writes, "Our country’s jail and incarceration infrastructure is fundamentally inhumane and flawed."

Q&A: Dorsey Nunn on the Growing Power Base of the Formerly Incarcerated

Editor’s Note: The first national conference of the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People and Families Movement was held in Oakland, Calif. on Sept 9-10. The movement works for the full restoration of civil and human rights for those who have been convicted by the criminal justice system. Dr. Joseph Marshall, host of Street Soldiers on 106 KMEL radio, recently welcomed conference organizer Dorsey Nunn, executive director of All of Us or None, to discuss the conference, his work on the Ban the Box campaign and the need to include the voices of the formerly incarcerated in the national conversation about ending mass incarceration.

De-Bug's Gail and Lamar Noble Featured On Mic.com

Mic.com featured Gail Noble who has been working with families guiding them  through the legal process when they've felt alone. She herself knows what it's like to have a loved one incarcerated and facing time. Here, she is on Darnell Moore's series, "The Movement" with her personal story as she guides her son Lamar who is facing charges that were recently dropped.
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