Posts tagged ‘felony’

8/21/17

Felony status

Prolongs alienation

Hurts people badly

Restore all rights or

Better yet do not take them

Away in first place

We need all voices

To be heard, truly heard and

This includes felons 
When time has been served

People should be able to 

Be actually free
Seriously yall

Haikus on prison are hard

Too many big words
Recidivism

results from society’s 

failure to function

Justice means access

To jobs, food, housing and health

This includes felons
VCU should hire

Felons because everyone 

Deserves decent jobs

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Restore Felon Voting Rights Now.

As an anarchist my enthusiasm around voting is very low.

However, my partner and the father of the baby I am about to have is a felon, and the ways that our shitty society treats felons really piss me off. He has been out for 5 years, off probation/parole, works so hard to take care of me and our animals, fought an uphill battle for custody rights to his first child, pays child support and old residual court fines on time, and is doing everything he can to make positive progress. So for me, this issue is personal. I am insulted on behalf of my partner every time felons are treated poorly.

Every job application that refuses felons enrages me. I saw one for Agriberry recently, that stated they would not hire felons to pick berries. What negative impact a felony conviction would have on one’s ability to pick strawberries is I really couldn’t say. (more…)

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