Nevada Prisoner Newsletter January-February 2010 Welcome to the first edition of this Newsletter, meant to keep you

updated on what is happening outside these walls in Nevada and beyond. We focus mostly on news pertaining to prisons and volunteer organizations. We use weblogs and newspapers as our sources. As our means are non-existant, please bear with us that this is only a meagre newsletter.

News from the NV Blogs (Nevadaprisonwatch.blogspot.com; Makethewallstransparent.org) 01-06-2010 From NPW Blog: Since last month, Nevada Prison Watch has been joined by Utah Prison Watch and since last week, Louisiana Prison Watch. Both sites as this one and Arizona Prison Watch document stories about the broken prison system, abuse of human rights, corruption by those in charge, etc. Wisconsin Prison Watch, our eldest comrade, concentrates on publishing a Newsletter that helps you sort out the conflicting news and disinformation presented by the WiDOC and the mainstream press. Have yoru family check them out and spread the word! ##

Publisher: Boston ABC, POB 230182, Boston, MA 02123 ## Newspaper article: Prison Reform Groups Call for Federal Investigation After Former Ripley Man’s Suicide in His Nevada Death Row Cell Posted By MTWT on December 12, 2009, source: The Jackson Star-News (VA) By Greg Matics Thu Dec 10, 2009 Ely, NV – Prison reform groups are calling for a federal investigation in the aftermath of a former Ripley man’s suicide in his death row cell at a Nevada prison. Timothy L. Redmen (AKA Timothy Lee Redman), 45, hanged himself with his shoelaces in his cell at Ely State Prison on November 18 to culminate a standoff with guards. Reports allege Redmen had barricaded and jammed his cell door preventing its opening and brandished a “shank (a homemade weapon composed of a sharpened metal rod with a bedsheet handle)” in an altercation with guards.

01-07-2010 "Keep 'em coming!" The latest Prison Action Newsletter, (Boston ABC) of January 2010, is out now! You can read it here. The illustration in this issue is made by Alex Franco, an artist inside Nevada State Prison.

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However, additional reports published online by prison reform groups on web-sites like Prison Abolitionist, Make the Walls Transparent, Nevada Prison Watch and Nevada Prison Voice claim information received from fellow inmates at the maximum security prison at Ely, Nevada, alleging that prison guards emptied several canisters of chemical mace into Redmen’s cell over a two-hour period of “torture” prior to him taking his own life and further allege they did nothing to prevent his suicide. … Cut due to copyrights Copyright @ The Jackson Herald 2010/01/14 ## The Nevada Sage (Spending and Government Efficiency) Report was issued on January 7th 2010. Taken over on NPW Blog: SAGE Commission submits final state efficiency report By Ed Vogel Las Vegas Review-Journal capital bureau Carson City — In its final report, the SAGE Commission calls for state government to trade off the high-cost Ely State Prison and Lovelock Correctional Center to a private firm that would build new prisons for the state near Reno and Las Vegas. … Another article about this was published in the Reno News & Review, of which we quote here: Lee Rowland, the ACLU chief in Northern Nevada, said, “We have mixed feelings about the possible move to privatize prisons and move them closer to urban areas. On the one hand, long distances between prisoners and their families makes rehabilitation difficult and hurts families. Further, having prisons in remote parts of the state also poses logistical problems for delivery of critical medical services, as we have seen firsthand in our investigation of and litigation concerning medical care at Ely State Prison. On the other hand, privatization raises a whole panoply of problems and would worsen problems of accountability and oversight of prisons. Finally, the ACLU of Nevada firmly believes

that policing and incarcerating should solely be state duties, and should not be farmed out to the lowest bidder.” It’s not clear why a private prisons corporation like Corrections Corporation of America or Wackenhut would want to build two urban prisons for the state to run and then take over the two rural prisons themselves. In any event, if the deal went through, the state would have two private prisons over which it had limited control, with the corporation bringing inmates, state and federal, from other states. Assemblymember Bernie Anderson of Washoe County, chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, said he does not believe the commission was familiar with the history of private prisons in Nevada before it made its recommendation. He speculates that one reason the corporations might go for it would be because it offers them a way back into the Nevada market after some bad experiences the state had with privatization in the past, including some incidents Anderson called “tragic.” In those cases, the corporations ran state prisons for Nevada rather than operated their own prisons, drawing inmates from other states. “Generally speaking, Las Vegas and Clark County have not wanted a [private] facility in their urban environment, so I’m not sure the communities have been looking on them with an open view. … They have such a poor reputation currently with their performance here in Nevada,” Anderson said. Lobbyists for private prison corporations, he said, have made no headway in recent legislative sessions because of past events in the state. Sen. William Raggio of Washoe County, the ranking Republican member of the Nevada Senate budget committee and a former district attorney, said lawmakers need to seriously scrutinize the commission’s proposal, but that there are areas of concern. For one, he said, while he supports private operation of prisons, he’s not sure that it should include maximum security facilities like Ely. “I’m not sure it’s the panacea today,” he said. “They’ve had some bad experiences with us. I know that Corrections Corporation of America, for one, does a good job. I’m not sure they can

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handle maximum security prisons. I think that an analysis is in order. Let’s really look at how cost effective it is.” The commission recommendation may also conflict with state prison officials’ plans. Nevada currently has one prison in Clark County shut down, and already has one urban maximum security prison in Carson City. Nevada prisons director Howard Skolnik wants to close the Carson City max and rely on the Ely max. Skolnik is on furlough and unavailable for an interview. Deputy director Don Helling declined to be interviewed. --Note on 25 Jan. 2010: We received an email from a reader saying that Lovelock is not 250 miles from Reno, rather, it is about 1.5 hours drive. ## 2010/01/01 The struggle ain’t over An article published in the SF Bay View of December 2009. by Ikemba S. Mutulu So long as millions are forced to live like this in the U.S., many of them our best and brightest who could be leading us to freedom and justice, the struggle ain’t over. Every day I see it, from the block to the college campus, on the idiot box (TV) and in the music. “My president is Black, my Lambo is blue, and I’ll be god damned if my rims ain’t too.” OK and I’m diggin’ this renewed sense of community as well, brought on by a Black man in the White House – especially one of Mr. Obama’s background, which is a step forward for all Americans to take pride in. But the struggle ain’t over. Those who’ve given in to the euphoria of the moment need only speak with young people in the hood. Try telling them how far we’ve come from the lynchings, trained attack dogs, our leaders murdered and shut up in these pens on trumped up charges. Those youngsters will tell you that’s the same shit they see every day.

One Time just smoked a brotha at a liquor store last week. And their mothers and fathers are in the pen right now for some shit they didn’t do. Check what’s happening in the prisons throughout the country. The criminalization of religions identified primarily with people of color, and all of our true teachers and s/heroes from the slave rebellions on up to the civil rights era – we get slammed in the hole just for speaking their names. Here at Ely State Max in Nevada, they’ve removed all Islamic literature from the library. But you can read up on witches and warlocks all day. No shit! And here it is I’ve never been part of a gang, but I am labelled a gang leader for teaching these young brothers about the history of struggle and rebellion against oppression among our people in America who our true teachers and leaders were: men and women like Marcus, Malcolm, Assata, Huey and George. Back in California, the Terminator said it all when he gave the OK to murder Bro. Tookie, condemning him for acknowledging his teachers who helped to redeem him as a man, transforming himself from a destructive force in the community to a positive force for peace and unity. The fact Mr. Obama felt he had to bite his tongue and apologize for being critical of the Cambridge police who unlawfully arrested his friend, Professor Gates. It’s all testimony to the fact: The struggle ain’t over. We must understand the momentum of this feel-good moment will not carry us – just as MLK needed Malcolm X for people to know what the alternatives would be if people of color in this country were not given their civil rights. (Photo: The thousands – largely young and Black – who demanded Tookie’s freedom outside San Quentin’s gate the night of Dec. 13, 2005, and agonized through his half hour long, torturous execution vowed that the struggle ain’t over. – Photo: Minister of Information JR). We need that same warrior spirit now – which is why even though I retired my G-hand long ago to push for peaceful means of change and working together, I refuse to repress or hide my anger at the brutality and barbarism I see

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every day, a lot of it taking place in our name. And I will not condemn the young Gs out there who carry that spirit of rebellion, or who maybe feel the way Bro. Lovelle did when he held court in the street. These are not monsters; these are young men who have been failed and betrayed by a corrupt system that doesn’t work. It troubles me so many people actually believe somehow racism died upon the election of a Black president. But these courts are still falsely convicting and excessively sentencing Blacks and Browns by the thousands, the prisons are still implementing these archaic policies to strip us of our strength and humanity, the police are still murdering us like wild animals in the streets. And the government’s foreign policies dealing with nations of color are still as racist as ever. They ignore the plight of our friends and neighbors, Haiti and South America, living in extreme poverty, while pursuing the mythical terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan – sending these unmanned drones to drop 200-pound bombs on the heads of innocent women and children, that are ironically navigated from a joystick right here in Nevada. Shit, we still got judges in this country who refuse to marry interracial couples. And it is troubling still to hear some Whites speak as if Blacks and Browns owe them something for electing a Black president and allowing us to put a Latina on the Supreme Court. As if these things were given to us as a gift from the goodness of their hearts, rather than won from the blood and sacrifice of our own. That’s how you know the struggle ain’t over. Nothing in the history of America has ever been given to people of color. And, truth be told, the future of this country depends on us – on our efforts to bring America from under the shadows of its past. But we as a country must shake off the fog and understand there are no magic bullets or symbolisms that can kill the stink of racism in America. We must continue to be conscious and work together to remove the flaws in our system that foster the divides of race, class, gender etc. We must clean up the courts, reform the prisons and bring personal

accountability to the police departments, so that if a cop kills an innocent civilian, uses excessive force or lies to falsely incarcerate someone or cover up a mistake, they’ll be prosecuted just like anyone else. There are no magic bullets or symbolisms that can kill the stink of racism in America. Maybe when we do this, and we as a country have learned to reconcile our past, not only in our minds and monuments, but in our schools and textbooks, when politicians are no longer allowed to be bribed or bought off, when health care and higher education are respected as rights rather than privileges for rich people, then real progress can be claimed. But for now, the struggle ain’t over. ## 2010/01/15 Prison chaplain on leave pending state investigation (2008) This is an article we came across today, that shows incapacity and unwillingness by those in power to handle criticism or even suggestions for improvement by their own human resources in the NV Dept. of Corrections. Since March of 2008, nothing has improved. Today, we desparately need humanitarian people like this prison chaplain, because working with people in prisons means working with human beings. One has to be a human being to understand the needs of other humans. (NPW) Mar. 26, 2008 Copyright © Las Vegas Review-Journal The Associated Press CARSON CITY -- Prison chaplain Jane Foraker-Thompson has been placed on leave with pay by Nevada prison administrators in what she describes as harassment and retaliation because of her defense of inmates' religious practices and beliefs. State corrections chief Howard Skolnik confirmed that Foraker-Thompson is on administrative leave "pending completion of an investigation." Foraker-Thompson said she was working at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center last week when she was called into the warden's office and told she was being put on leave. She said administrators gave her no reason and would not tell her how long she'd be on leave.

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The chaplain said she thinks one of the reasons is her critique of the prison system that she gave to state lawmakers last year. She added that critique figured in the formation of a panel studying the state's criminal justice system. … Cut due to copyright ## 2010/01/19 Stay of Execution issued From: Las Vegas Sun: Another stay issued in execution of killer By Cy Ryan (contact) Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 CARSON CITY — A stay of execution has been issued for killer Robert McConnell, who was scheduled to die Feb. 1. It is the second time McConnell was scheduled to be put to death before asking for a stay to pursue further appeals in his case. Howard Skolnik, director of the state Department of Corrections, confirmed that the stay was signed on Friday. McConnell had already been transferred from the maximum security prison in Ely to the Nevada State Prison in Carson City, where the death chamber is located. Cut due to copyright. ## 2010/01/24 Voices from Solitary: Coyote Calling From: Solitary Watch Blog: http://solitarywatch.wordpress.com/2010/01/24 /voices-from-solitary-coyote-calling/ by James Ridgeway and Jean Casella One of the aims of Solitary Watch News is to build an online archive of literature, drawings, and reportage by people who are, or have been, in solitary confinement. These will be compiled in the Voices from Solitary section of the site, and sometimes featured in blog

posts. Readers are encouraged to send in their suggestions. A reader from Nevada Prison Watch recently told us about the writings of Coyote Sheff, which are now being published by his friends on the outside on a blog, Coyote Calling. Coyote has been in Nevada’s Ely State Prison for about a decade, much of it in Discliplinary Segregation. In fact, of the eight units at Ely, seven are in some form of permanent lockdown, where prisoners are held in their cells 23 hours a day, either alone or with a cellmate. Ely State Prison, located in a remote town in Eastern Nevada, is currently being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project for ”grossly inadequate medical care” to its 1,000 prisoners. The ACLU filed suit after state officials failed to act on the findings of an expert, Dr. William Noel, who was sent in to investigate medical conditions at Ely. According to the ACLU: In his report, Noel wrote that medical care at ESP shows “the most shocking and callous disregard for human life and human suffering that I have ever encountered in the medical profession in my 35 years of practice.” According to the report…there is a horrific pattern of neglect, misguided health care policies, and little accountability for frequently under-qualified staff. Noel also noted numerous instances where important medical records were missing from prisoners’ medical files. Finally, Noel and the ACLU have raised serious concerns about prisoners who died and were cremated before autopsies were completed and their families notified. This piece by Coyote Sheff is called “Solitary Enslavement.” We sit in these cells like dead bodies sit in cemeteries. Death fills our lungs, fills our minds, fills our hearts and fills our souls as it lurks and lingers and seeps through the concrete. Our minds go numb and our spirits fade into inactivity. We sit here waiting to waste away, erode, dissolve, and disappear into the cracks of the cement. Solitary confinement. What an evil concept, what a wicked notion, what a clever way to

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destroy a man without even laying a finger on him. Solitary confinement — the murderer of minds, hearts, and souls. The person who designed such an evil conception must’ve had murder on his mind and hate in his heart. We die alone in these cold cells, as our hands stretch out to clutch concrete, but fail miserably to hold anything in their grasp other than the death-stenched air. We die alone — a lonely, miserable, suffering death. We die alone…. ## Prison news shorties from around the US Recent News from the Real Cost of Prisons Weblog: - CA launches plan to cut prison population on reducting the number of parole violators sent back to prison - PA considers using closed mental hospitals for prisoners - NY State: a proposed new law which would lift the tax exemption on commissaries with a portion of sales tax going localities - NY: 2 additonal prisons slated to be closed - KY: DOC officials grilled over bad Aramark food. Recent News from Soiltary Watch weblog: - ACLU Gets One Angola Prisoner Released from Solitary – (01/26/2010 - Voices from Solitary: Coyote Calling – 01/ 24/2010 - James Ridgeway and Jean Casella - Canada Questions Solitary Confinement After Teenager’s Death 01/23/2010 - Jean Casella - No End to U.S. Torture – 01/22/2010 - America’s “Most Isolated Man” Sues the Bureau of Prisons – 01/22/2010 - James Ridgeway and Jean Casella ## Addresses of use to you: Solitary Watch: Solitary Watch News site is part of an emerging project called Solitary Watch, which will serve as the first centralized source of information on solitary confinement in the

United States. The full Solitary Watch web site will be launched in the spring of 2010. For information, or to suggest stories, links, or resources for the site, write to Solitary Watch News, PO Box 11374, Washington, D.C., 20008. -ACLU Nevada How the ACLU of Nevada Accepts Cases The ACLU generally files cases that affect the civil liberties of large numbers of people, rather than those involving a dispute between two parties. The basic questions we ask when reviewing a potential case are: 1. Does this case raise significant civil liberties or civil rights issues? Civil liberties include freedom of speech, press, religion, and association; due process; equal protection; and privacy. Civil rights include, for example, voting rights; discrimination based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or national origin, and police reform. Because of the nature of civil liberties claims, only rarely does the ACLU of Nevada take a case that does not involve the government. If you would like to find out more about what kind of cases the ACLU will take, please visit the national ACLU website. 2. What effect will this case have on people other than the parties involved? Lawsuits can affect a large number of people in two ways. First, we sometimes challenge a policy or practice which directly impacts upon many people. Second, a lawsuit brought on behalf of one person can have a larger impact on others in the long run when it establishes or expands legal protections. 3. Are the facts of the case in substantial dispute? Generally, the ACLU takes cases that do not involve complicated disputes of fact, but prefer to take cases that involve questions of law only. Facts are considered to be in dispute whenever you have one version of what happened and the other party(s) has a different view. An example of a factual dispute is an employment discrimination case where the employer claims he fired the employee because

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of poor job performance and has credible evidence to support that claim. The reasons we often decide not to accept cases involving factual disputes are: 1) Our limited resources (it is often expensive to prove a case which involves substantial factual disputes); 2) A court might never reach the civil liberties legal issue if it resolves the facts against the client; 3) The case is less likely to have a broad impact on others if the decision rests upon the specific facts of a case. 4. What is the potential impact of the case? Will the case set a civil liberties precedent? Will the case strengthen an existing but ignored precedent? What are the prospects of success and the risks of losing? How likely is the issue to recur? What educational opportunities does the case present? Types of cases the ACLU generally cannot accept include: An individual was fired without a good reason or just cause. An individual is being denied benefits such as worker's compensation or unemployment benefits. Landlord / tenant disputes. Criminal cases or complaints about a person's attorney in a criminal case. Only in limited cases, for example when a person is being prosecuted for engaging in activity protected by the Constitution (such as participating in a political demonstration), do we consider accepting criminal cases. Private civil disputes including contractual matters. Domestic matters (divorce, child custody, wills, etc). Please consider the above information before filing a complaint. Even if your complaint falls within the above guidelines, filing a complaint does not guarantee that the ACLU of Nevada will provide legal assistance. We receive many requests for assistance each month, and there are simply many cases and problems of unfairness and injustice which the ACLU is unable to handle. Unless and until the ACLU agrees to take your case, you are solely responsible for any and all statute of limitations or other deadlines which might apply to your specific situation.

If you would like to file a complaint, please click here to continue (this click brings you to this form) ACLU Intake Questionnaire All information provided on this form is confidential and will not be shared unless your express permission is given. Subject of Complaint My Complaint is About: *(mark) Criminal Justice Disability Rights Education First Amendment – Freedom of Association First Amendment – Freedom of Religion First Amendment – Freedom of Speech or Expression HIV/AIDS Immigrant’s Rights Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Native American Rights Police Practices – Excessive Force Police Practices – Racial Profiling Police Practices – General Prisoner – Medical/Mental Health Care Prisoner – Legal Mail/ Attorney Visitation/ Law Library Prisoner – Parole and Probation Prisoner – General Privacy and Technology Racial Justice Reproductive Freedom Sex Offender Issues Student’s Rights Voting Rights Women’s Rights Other (Please do not select unless NONE of the preceding categories covers your complaint) If "other," please describe: …. Intake Questionnaire All information provided on this form is confidential and will not be shared unless your express permission is given. Complainant information Title: select...Dr.MissMr.Mrs.Ms.Prof.Rev.Other First Name: * Last Name: * Inmate ID Number:

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Please only include Inmate ID number if currently incarcerated Street Address - line 1: * Street Address - line 2: City: State: Zip Code: * Daytime Telephone: * Include area code. Evening Telephone: Include area code. Northern Nevada ACLU of Nevada, Reno Office 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 202 Reno, Nevada 89502 Phone: 775-786-6757 Fax: 775-786-0805 E-mail: info@aclunv.org Southern Nevada ACLU of Nevada, Las Vegas Office 732 South Sixth Street, Suite 200A Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Phone: 702-366-1226 Fax: 702-366-1331 E-mail: aclunv@aclunv.org ## Press release of TODP: January 25, 2010 For immediate RELEASE: The Other Death Penalty Project announces a nationwide letter-writing campaign to end the sentence of life without the possibilty of parole. Act NOW to abolish LWOP! Join our letter writing campaigns to elected officials and death penalty abolitionists, and submit an essay for consideration for inclusion in our anthology, “Too Cruel; Not Unusual Enough.” Learn more by clicking here. Our Mission A sentence of life without the possibility of parole is a death sentence. Worse, it is a long, slow, dissipating death sentence without any of the legal or administrative safeguards rightly awarded to those condemned to the traditional forms of execution. It exposes our society’s concealed beliefs that redemption and personal transformation are not possible for all human beings, and that it is reasonable and just to

forever define an individual by his worst act. Life without the possibility of parole is wrong and should be abolished. The Other Death Penalty Project’s immediate goals are to raise awareness of the basic unfairness of the life without parole sentence and to organize the tens of thousands of men and women serving “the other death penalty.” Our ultimate goal is to see the permanent end to the use of this form of state-sanctioned execution (along with all other forms), resulting in all life term prisoners having, at least, the possibility of parole. The Other Death Penalty Project is led and comprised solely of prisoners serving life without the possibility of parole. We are thankful to those free people who have offered us their invaluable help. Attention friends and family members of life without the possibility of parole (lwop) prisoners: The Other Death Penalty Project is forming a nationwide strategy to organize all LWOP prisoners to end this “other death penalty.” This project is conducted by LWOP prisoners with the help of their families and friends in the free world. If your incarcerated loved one would like to become involved in this important work, please click here to add them to our growing database. Project materials will be mailed directly to them. Your incarcerated friend or family member can also contact us directly at the following address: The Other Death Penalty Project P.O. Box 1486 Lancaster, CA 93584 If we work together we can end this pointlessly cruel sentence. (Please note that The Other Death Penalty Project cannot offer legal advice of any kind.) General Information: todp@live.com ##

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Books: some good reads: A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison ~ R. Dwayne Betts Amazon.com Paperback will appear May 4, 2010. price: $10.88. Product description: At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts- a good student from a lower-middle-class familycarjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, meaning that Dwayne would be treated as an adult under state law. A bright young kid, weighing only 126 pounds- not enough to fill out a medium T-shirt -he served his eight-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. A Question of Freedom is a coming-of-age story, with the unique twist that it takes place in prison. Utterly alone-and with the growing realization that he really is not going home any time soon-Dwayne confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system. Above all, A Question of Freedom is about a quest for identity-one that guarantees Dwayne's survival in a hostile environment and that incorporates an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime. --Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison (Paperback) Jeffrey Ian Ross, Stephen C. Richards Amazon price: $9.32. Product Description Can the common criminal get a fresh start An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections to their families and their communities, they are not prepared for the difficult and often life-threatening process of

reentry. As a result, the percentage of these people who return to a life of crime and additional prison time escalates each year. Beyond Bars is the most current, practical, and comprehensive guide for ex-convicts and their families about managing a successful reentry into the community and includes: *Tips on how to prepare for release while still in Prison *Ways to deal with family members, especially spouses and children *Finding a job *Money issues such as budgets, bank accounts, taxes, and debt *Avoiding drugs and other illicit activities *Free resources to rely on for support About the Author Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Forensic Studies, and a Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, at the University of Baltimore. During the 1980's, Ross worked almost four years in a correctional facility. In 2005-2006 he was a member of the Prisoner/Prisoner Advocate Liaison Group for the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine committee examining ethics and research with prisoners. His website is jeffreyianross.com. Stephen C. Richards, Ph.D., is a professor of criminal justice at the University of WisconsinOshkosh. In 1983, he was convicted of conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Richards was sentenced to 9 years and served time in 9 federal prisons. Released from federal prison in 1987, he completed his M.A. in sociology (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1989) and Ph.D. in Sociology (Iowa State University, 1992). --2009 Federal Civil Rules Booklet (Paperback) Amazon.com Price: $20.00 Product Description Includes the complete Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Admiralty Rules, Appendix of Forms, and the Constitution of the United States, as amended through December 1, 2008. Also includes select provisions of U.S. Code Title 28, including Chapter 85 (Jurisdiction), Chapter 87 (Venue), Chapter 89 (Removal), Chapter 111

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(selected General Provisions), and 131 (selected Rules of Court). Includes Federal Civil Rules Update (summarizing recent changes to the Federal Civil Rules). Handy paperback size. Comprehensive index. Full citations to source legislation and amendments. Published in January of each year just weeks after new rule changes take effect. Perfect size for courtroom or classroom use. Product Details Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: LegalPub.com, Inc.; ISBN-10: 1934852074 --Houses of Healing : A Prisoner's Guide to Inner Power and Freedom (Paperback) (1995) Robin Casarjian (Author) "Regardless of what you have done or how long you have been or will be in prison, you're not a failure unless failure is what..." Amazon price: $17.02 Product Description How It Works Houses of Healing offers an in-depth program in emotional habilitation and personal growth as well as the consistent encouragement needed to engage successfully in this challenging and demanding process. The author draws the reader in by speaking clearly and directly to the situations and feelings that most all incarcerated men and women struggle with. Numerous firsthand accounts of prisoners who have worked the program are interspersed throughout the book. In Houses of Healing, prisoners learn how to confront issues such as childhood wounding, grieving, managing anger, facing the impact of crime, and taking ultimate responsibility for themselves and their actions. The program offers guidance in stress management techniques and healthy, practical coping strategies. It addresses, in depth, the necessity of self-forgiveness and forgiveness of others – subjects that are often overlooked and misunderstood despite the fact that they are essential to the cultivation of empathy and emotional and spiritual maturity. Guiding prisoners toward a restored sense of self in a context of respect, encouragement,

and inspiration, Houses of Healing combines essential tools for change with a deep understanding of the challenges facing the offender population. Houses of Healing: A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom can be used, as thousands are using it today, independently or in group courses in many settings and formats. Prisoners use the book for self-study over months and even years. Paperback: 255 pages Publisher: Lionheart Foundation (1995) ISBN-10: 0964493306 ## Sayings In a world of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. (George Orwell) Never underestimate the power of a small thoughtful group of people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

Colofon The Nevada Prisoner Newsletter is made by volunteers for prisoners in Nevada, in order to keep them updated on what is going on outside the walls. News items are selected from media sources and local weblogs/websites, so that you know what is going on.

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