The videos are now online from a remarkable conference at Metro State University in St. Paul, MN, on April 8th. An annual event devoted to mass incarceration matters, organizers made a big shift by dedicating this year’s conclave to sexual violence and the scandalous Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP). By various measures MSOP is the worstContinue reading “The Dobbs Wire: Videos! “
VERDICT: JOSEPH MARGULIES; MAY 2, 2022 ________________________________________________________________________ I am hard at work on a new book. It begins at the end. It imagines we have created a world that is considerably more forgiving than our own. Where society has neither the right nor the inclination to treat a human being as a monster, indelibly brandedContinue reading “Building a Forgiving Society￼”
May 7, 2022 Today I would like to set aside the resentment, frustration, disappointment and hopelessness that comes with civil commitment and talk about the one subject that brings joy and hope to my life, and that is my Mom. Today I want to honor all the mothers, be it our sisters, grandmothers, girlfriends, orContinue reading “FOR ALL THE MOTHERS”
Blogpost #5 TACC-Texans Against Civil Commitment: Moosejaw72; April 18, 2022 In 1981 Faye Dunaway portrayed Joan Crawford in the movie Mommie Dearest and uttered the lines. “No wire hangers. No wire hangers, ever.” While the movie portrayed Crawford as a psychotic, abusive mother, some would argue that the movie and the book written by her adoptiveContinue reading “No Wire Hangers!”
Purchase the book here: Living in Reality: Everything I needed to Know I Learned in Prison THIS BOOK IS NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, IT IS FOR EVERYONE: PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND YOU WHO WONDERS, “WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON?” There is a saying in Texas that goes, “Don’t mess with Texas”.Continue reading “Living in Reality: Everything I needed to Know I Learned in Prison”
KLBK TV (Lubbock, TX) — EverythingLubbock.com | April 11, 2022 8:03 PM CDT By Elizabeth Fitz LITTLEFIELD, Texas – Protestors gathered in front of the Civil Commitment Facility in Littlefield on Saturday morning to shine a light on the injustices they said are happening within the barbed-wire fences of the former prison. Texas created theContinue reading “Protestors make alarming allegations about statewide sex offender treatment program in Littlefield”
Blogpost #4 TACC-Texans Against Civil Commitment: Moosejaw72; April 7, 2022 Marsha McLane, TCCO, and MTC certainly did not say, “Let them eat cake.” And while the quote is attributed to Marie Antoinette, she probably did not say it either. But the message is clear when it comes to the men and families of TCCC-“Let them eatContinue reading ““Let Them Eat Cake…Today””
Just Future Project: the JFP Team; April 1, 2022 ———————————————————————————————————————— Real talk from a former staffer at Virginia’s Shadow Prison | “sex offender civil commitment” should be abolished Proponents call these laws “sex offender civil commitment” — but the people who know them best describe them as shadow prisons. In this disturbing look from an insider,Continue reading “Sex Offender Civil Commitment Exposed”
Littlefield Civil Commitment Public Awareness Event Hope some of our members can attend this event and show support for the families whose loved ones are stuck in this horrible place they call a ‘treatment facility’. Also, a big ‘THANK YOU’ to attorney Ryan Brown who has offered to represent attendees in the event that any problems should arise.Continue reading “PUBLIC AWARENESS EVENT”
In an overlooked, once-anonymous article from her student days, Biden’s nominee emphasized the human impact of law on the most hated people in America. The Nation | By JoAnn Wypijewski; March 18, 2022 ———————————————————————————————————————- The Dobbs Wire: Rights for all? Alarmingly, individuals and groups who are despised get shortchanged on constitutional rights. In a newContinue reading “On Principle: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Profile in Courage”
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