A Breakout from Oakland Prison Camp

A Breakout from Oakland Prison Camp

Last Sunday, There was a Breakout from Oakdale Federal Prison. This is a story of prison life, the rescue and breakout of a prison hound, pieced together by several of Don’s friends and family, we thought you would enjoy. Especially you animal lovers out there! About a year ago, this starved, half hound looking mutt, maybe 40 lbs, staggered into the Oakdale camp. Some prisoners at the camp there fed and bathed him. He stayed around eventually coming and going until one morning he looked as if he’d gotten into a fight with a big raccoon. His face had been bitten from his left eye to his mouth. Ear bleeding. […]

Mr. Trump, the “Mother of Exiles” is crying.

Mr. Trump, the “Mother of Exiles” is crying.

I wonder how Mr. Trump feels watching the Statue of Liberty cry? Our “Mother of Exiles,” sees the pain and tragedy unfolding on distant shores – migrants, refugees from war ravaged lands, leaving behind their elderly and weak – those who slip quietly into the night, praying dawn will bring peace. With the world’s back turned against them, most leave for the sake of their children. The men would rather stay and fight but the imbalanced war gives them little chance. They leave, spending what they have and risking their lives. They make for our “golden doors” to freedom on far off shores. But we sit in comfort, watching the […]

Rollback the Incarceration Industry!

Rollback the Incarceration Industry!

Our Justice System is Broken. One out of every 100 Americans is behind bars. The U.S. spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. Seventy million Americans have a criminal record. In too many neighborhoods, young people of color are more likely to go to prison than college. We have a critical moment of opportunity. Members of Congress just announced the most comprehensive federal justice reform legislation to date! _The SAFE Justice act_ implements broad based, system-wide reforms to curtail over-criminalization, enhance rehabilitation, and support individuals’ re-entry into society. Together, we can push Congress and President Obama to pass major legislation and get crucial bills signed into law by the end […]