Insider’s Blog

BILL LEE VETO TRUTH IN SENTENCING!

Please contact the following individuals at Gov. Lee’s office and urge him to exercise his constitutional power to veto SB2248. Bill.lee@tn.gov  615-734-4835 Tony.niknejad@tn.gov Abigale.jasinsky@tn.gov Brent.easley@tn.gov Grant.minchew@tn.gov

51 YEARS: THE NEW LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

(From tnsocialjustice.wordpress.com) Tennessee is drawing wide attention for its policies on the death penalty. Less well known is how barbaric our sentencing laws are in general. For instance in Tennessee, all penalties for First Degree Murder, even for juveniles sentenced as adults, are equivalent to a death sentence, whether a social death sentence or a physical … Continue reading 51 YEARS: THE NEW LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE

Jesus, the Slave

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” – Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The Struggle for Education

I am an inmate in the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC). For a long time, I was also a computer programmer. The sad fact is, because I am a prisoner, the State of Tennessee is afraid of me. They have actively impeded my education, and if they recognized the level of skill I actually have, they would ensure that I never touch a computer again and ship me to one of the most violent prisons to languish. I have been threatened with just that.

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The PRODIGALS

In the summer of 2014, men incarcerated in the Tennessee Department of Corrections began a blog. Their posts are as prophetic as they are well-crafted. They are the outcasts that wish to return. They are the prodigal sons.