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Prisons do less to keep inmates from returning

“I can’t afford any more years up here — I’ve lost too many,” said Tatum, who is serving a four-year stint for forgery at the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla. “I’m trying to learn things to change my thinking, change everything about me, so I can go home. It’s so easy to get caught up here and never leave. I don’t want to die in prison.”~Gina Tatum

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Legality of Prison Telephone Rates

“I live on a fixed income, and that prison phone contract forced me to make some hard decisions—most of the time I couldn’t afford to put food on the table and talk to my son in the same month. I want everyone hurt by those outrageous phone bills for 10 years to finally get justice.” ~Ivey Walton

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Harm Reduction Coalition Training Calendar is Available Online-

This fall, The Institute at Harm Reduction Coalition is bringing you a training calendar with the majority of trainings examining issues related to incarceration, law, and criminal justice.This training calendar covers wide-ranging topics within the framework of criminal justice, from how the criminal justice system affects women and girls to the impacts of the Rockefeller Drug Law reforms on service providers. You can learn about clients’ rights in the street, as well as law enforcement and syringe access programs.

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