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To bring awareness through education and advocacy of those wrongfully convicted while fighting for those incarcerated to ensure their voices are heard.
We strive to treat all people with dignity and fairness in an honest and moral manner.
Visitation has begun to open up! Contact your loved one's institution for more information regarding Covid-19 precautions and visiting.
Governor DeWine stated that "lethal injection appears to us to be impossible from a practical point of view today" and "its pretty clear" that no one will be executed anyone in 2021.
Third Issue - January 2021
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It's February! The month of love or better else known as Valentine's Day. This time of year can be a difficult time for those of us with loved ones who are incarcerated. We watch our friends get flowers and candy, maybe have a dinner date with their significant other. We are often left receiving a hand drawn card or picture, a romantic letter or possibly some flowers that a family member may have ordered on their behalf.
Valentine's Day has long been around and, in fact, the first known Valentine was actually sent from a prison in the 15th Century! A man named Charles, Duke of Orleans, wrote a love letter while being imprisoned at the Battle of Agincourt in France. He never saw the affect his heart felt letter had because he was imprisoned for 20 years. Jpay, video visits and telephone calls were obviously not available. But we can imagine the surprise and joy!
However, it does show that just because your loved one is incarcerated whether it is in present time or in the past, the desire for individuals to share their feelings for one another does not dim especially during the darkest of times. Sending your incarcerated loved one a book (from an approved vendor, of course), a card or romantic letter does more than just bring normalcy to your life but also adds the sentimentality of Valentine's Day to theirs. It allows the offender to feel connected to the outside world, to feel loved and to give love in return through gratitude and appreciation.
I urge all of you to partake in the Valentine Day activities the best you can not just for your soul but for theirs.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! And thank you for your continued support.
Candace became involved in prison reform after her husband was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to a lengthy prison term. In addition to continuing to fight for her husband as he goes thru the appeal process, Candace dedicates her life to bring awareness to the injustices incarcerated individuals face and advocating for them. She provides support to other family members regardless of the situation. Through her own personal tragedy that has deeply affected her family, she has found a calling to help others and prides herself in doing the best she can to be a voice for those who need to be heard.
James spent many years in prison and saw first hand how people were treated. James knew he needed to fight for them. James decided that he would fight until he takes his last breath.
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