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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.

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12Release Plans and AdvocacyWebinar Replay: Release Plans and Advocacy
Improve advocacy efforts by understanding the importance that stakeholders place on release plans.
07/29/22
11DisappointmentCoping with Disappointment as a Justice-Impacted Person
Anyone going through any stage of the criminal justice system will confront disappointment. Learn how to overcome.
07/25/22
10CARES Exception RequestException 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.
07/01/22
9Mitigation ArcUnderstand the Mitigation Arc
Learn how decisions at every stage of the journey can open opportunities for mitigation, and for a better outcome.
6/26/22
8Rule Change on Cares ActRule 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.
6/24/22
7Proposed Rule on Home ConfinementProposed 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.
6/19/22
6CARES Act MemosGet 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.
06/17/22
5Administrative Remedy ProcessLearn 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.
06/15/22
4DIY WorkshopLearn 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.
6/15/22
3Making an ImpactSeries 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.
6/13/22
2NY Times
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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.
6/8/22
1Advocacy in PrisonsTestimonial Messages from CDCR participants
This page includes testimonials from people that teach the Prison Professors curriculum in prisons, and from participants in the program.
6/2/22