How a Group of Lifers Cracked the Code of Prison Reform

National Lifers of America believes that inmates are the best people to advocate for other prisoners. Covid-19 is making that harder than ever. A look at a powerful movement from some of the most sealed-off people in the penal system. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/06/25/criminal-justice-prison-conditions-national-lifers-association-334021

New Michigan program will help people on parole get IDs upon release from prison

The Michigan Department of Corrections began a pilot program at four prisons which allows employment counselors to help obtain the documents, paperwork and photos required for an ID for people scheduled for parole to “remove a major barrier for people who have been incarcerated as they re-enter society.” https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/06/24/michigan-prison-release-id-program/3250108001/

White Paper by AFSC and Carceral State Project

A white paper written by American Friends Service Committee – Michigan Criminal Justice Program and Carceral State Project at the University of Michigan presents an evidence-based case for decarceration as the only humane and meaningful response to the COVID-19 pandemic in prison. It includes an overview of the relationship between prisons …