Our nation’s commitment to mass incarceration leaves many collateral consequences. To overcome those consequences, people should develop tools, tactics, and resources that will help them become better self-advocates. All justice-impacted people may want to learn more about why we need reforms to improve the outcomes of America’s criminal justice system and to help end the intergenerational cycles of recidivism, poverty, and homelessness.
Understanding Plea Agreements
|12||Release Plans and Advocacy||Webinar Replay: Release Plans and Advocacy|
Improve advocacy efforts by understanding the importance that stakeholders place on release plans.
|11||Disappointment||Coping with Disappointment as a Justice-Impacted Person|
Anyone going through any stage of the criminal justice system will confront disappointment. Learn how to overcome.
|10||CARES Exception Request||Exception Request for Home Confinement under CARES|
Before submitting a request for an exception to guidelines under the CARES Act, make sure you understand the potential risks and rewards.
|9||Mitigation Arc||Understand the Mitigation Arc|
Learn how decisions at every stage of the journey can open opportunities for mitigation, and for a better outcome.
|8||Rule Change on Cares Act||Rule Change for CARES Act and Reentry|
The Attorney General has proposed a new rule that will broaden discretion for the BOP Director. Use this info for advocacy.
|7||Proposed Rule on Home Confinement||Proposed Rule on Home Confinement and CARES Act|
The Attorney General proposed a new rule that would grant the Director of the Bureau of Prisons more discretion with home confinement.
|6||CARES Act Memos||Get PDFs of Three BOP Memos pertinent to CARES Act|
The Bureau of Prisons released three Memorandums concerning how the agency would respond to the pandemic. These Memorandums relate to transferring people to home confinement.
|5||Administrative Remedy Process||Learn about the administrative remedy process in the Bureau of Prisons|
The administrative remedy process can be long and cumbersome. To increase chances for relief, make sure that you learn all the steps and deadlines.
|4||DIY Workshop||Learn about our Self-Advocacy Workshop|
In collaboration with our sponsor, we’re creating a do-it-yourself self-advocacy workshop. No one should work harder than the individual to prepare for a successful outcome.
|3||Making an Impact||Series of Videos Showing How to Make an Impact|
We distribute content to help people in jails and prisons across America. Learn from prison administrators and from people that served time to learn more about the impact we’re making.
|Do You Want to Serve Less Time in Prison?|
Title of New York Times article that featured the positive experience of one person who went through judicial proceedings and prepared in ways that led to a lower sentence.
|1||Advocacy in Prisons||Testimonial Messages from CDCR participants|
This page includes testimonials from people that teach the Prison Professors curriculum in prisons, and from participants in the program.