April 3, 2021

call To Action

by Kelly Jones (author's profile)



If you're a regular reader, I recall that after my birthday in 2019 I wrote about having a weird experienced and being inspired to start a new program with the BOP.
I sent the endorsed proposal to Ms. Dukes in late 2019, but she said she was busy. I emailed her twice during this past year's lockdown/quarantine, with no response. I was recently able to speak with her, and she said that she's gotten a new job and they haven't filled the Re-Entry Coordinator job yet.
So...I take this to you, dear Reader. Pardon me for saying this, but I think this is a good direction for prison reform - to make it more of a job training institute.
As I mentioned in my notes, you could have (staff supervised) interviews via Skype or some other software. The staff supervisor could give interview reviews/tips after each interview.
The BOP Central Office could set up a database of BOP-friendly companies who will hire inmates, and other resources for the whole country.
The TLC's are a perfect set-up for someone who has nowhere to go when they get out of prison.
If I were released now, I would not be allowed to go to a halfway house in Florida. I would be released to the streets with nothing.
I can set up a program where each inmate has a job, a temporary apartment, and a portfolio with doctor references, grocery shopping, public transportation-everything you need to restart your life.
If you agree with my proposal, please cut and past the Proposal and forward it to your Congressperson. Please DO NOT include and link or anything to my blog as I would be retaliated against by BOP staff.


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