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I have compiled links for each state. Contacting your State Legislators and any other elected official will get the word out that they work for the people, it doesn't matter if the person is incarcerated or not. THEY WORK FOR US. Let them know what's going on with the facilities your loved one is at and stay on them if there is a problem that needs to be taken care of. The voice of the incarcerated can't always be heard, but as loved ones....we can express our concerns as well as keep constant contact with the law makers. Numbers speak loudly!!!

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Here is a link that will help you with letters of communication between you and your Legislator. It's a simple guideline to follow.

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I was wondering if I would contact the legislator for the state that I live in or the state that my fiance is incarcerated in?
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If your fiance is in another state you should contact legislators from that state,they are the ones who vote on issues concerning that state and the correctional system there.
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thank you very much, these links really save me a lot of time
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There seems to be a lot of the same questions in this forum with a lot of the same answers.
I would like to throw this out there and hope that I am posting to the right forum.
Tomorrow Wed. Feb 14 2007 Representative Danny Davis (IL) will be sponsoring a congressional staff briefing on The Rising Costs and Growing Prison Poplulations. The purpose of this is to gain support for the Re-Entry Programs and the Second Chance Act.
In my research I have found that this bill is slated to be heard in the 110th session of the Legislature.
The House of Representatives is the place that we all need to start to work on getting these laws passed.
Passing this bill, formerly called HR3072 would reduce a nonviolent, first time offenders time to 1/3!
We need to direct our energies in the best fashion.
Just signing your name to a petition works, but if you really want to work effectively you need to send a letter directly to your House of Representatives office or email.
This is the way to get this moving.
If anyone wants to contact me to get this information for thier individual district I will be happy to find it and help you out.
This bill is critical to us all. One thing leads to another and we cannot expect the system to change, we need to work to change it.
I know a lot of you have heard this all in the past, but if we give up we can never expect anything to change.
"All it takes for evil to persist is for good men to do nothing."
Lets get this thing rolling. With the Democrats having control of the house we have a better chance of this passing in the 110th session, but we need to do the work today...not when it is ready to be voted, we have to get it to a vote first.
If you want to get involved or need help getting involved, please PM me.
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I need help getting involved. My man got 15yrs. @45% for HTO, that is excessive, don't you think?
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So if I live in Alabama, my brother is in Ohio Fed Prison, He has lived in Tenn all his life,-Who do I send letters to?
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So if I live in Alabama, my brother is in Ohio Fed Prison, He has lived in Tenn all his life,-Who do I send letters to?
I am sorry that I didn't see your post sooner. Where were his charges? I will do more checking and get back to you!!!! Once again I am sorry that it has been over a month since you posted and I just saw this. I will have to check my email notifications as I should have been notified about your post.

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So if I live in Alabama, my brother is in Ohio Fed Prison, He has lived in Tenn all his life,-Who do I send letters to?
Here is a link to Federal Bureau of Prisons You will see on the left hand side several links. There is one that is an organizational chart and has all kinds of names. Find the district your loved one is in and start contacting anyone there you can find. Have your other family members and friends that know your loved one and will give more positive information as to what your loved one is like. Character references and letters of support. Send as many as you need and also anything else that will help with his case/charges/sentencing.
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Anyone in California that needs assitance in contacting any state offfical. Feel free to contact me. Here are the links to the California State Senate and The California Assembly. I also have information on commmitee hearings pertaining new legislation
Will also help you at your State leval also if you aren't a California resident. Be patient with me when I work on out of state matters.

California State Senate: http://www.sen.ca.gov/

California State Assembly: http://www.assembly.ca.gov/defaulttext.asp
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There seems to be a lot of the same questions in this forum with a lot of the same answers.
I would like to throw this out there and hope that I am posting to the right forum.
Tomorrow Wed. Feb 14 2007 Representative Danny Davis (IL) will be sponsoring a congressional staff briefing on The Rising Costs and Growing Prison Poplulations. The purpose of this is to gain support for the Re-Entry Programs and the Second Chance Act.
In my research I have found that this bill is slated to be heard in the 110th session of the Legislature.
The House of Representatives is the place that we all need to start to work on getting these laws passed.
Passing this bill, formerly called HR3072 would reduce a nonviolent, first time offenders time to 1/3!
We need to direct our energies in the best fashion.
Just signing your name to a petition works, but if you really want to work effectively you need to send a letter directly to your House of Representatives office or email.
This is the way to get this moving.
If anyone wants to contact me to get this information for thier individual district I will be happy to find it and help you out.
This bill is critical to us all. One thing leads to another and we cannot expect the system to change, we need to work to change it.
I know a lot of you have heard this all in the past, but if we give up we can never expect anything to change.
"All it takes for evil to persist is for good men to do nothing."
Lets get this thing rolling. With the Democrats having control of the house we have a better chance of this passing in the 110th session, but we need to do the work today...not when it is ready to be voted, we have to get it to a vote first.
If you want to get involved or need help getting involved, please PM me.
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I want to help get this law 2nd Chance Act going how do I start?
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Here is a link to the orginal bill that was introduced in the house http://www.november.org/parole/Proposals/05-HR3072.pdf
This bill didn't pass. What we need to do is contact Mr. Davis and tell him that you would support him and his efforts to reintroduce this bill in the 110th session of congress. Also get a hold of your local representive and state that you support this type of legislation Ask them what is their postion on a bill like this. If you need any help with finding out who you House of Representive person is feel free to contact me and I will assit you in this.
Also contact your Senators and let them know how you feel about the type of issue and push for them to take a stand and even introduce legislation .
In order for anything to be done a ne bill must be brought up in eithere the house of the Senate. Both houses can do a bill each would have a little different verison.
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I was wondering if I would contact the legislator for the state that I live in or the state that my fiance is incarcerated in?
I know this post is a bit old...but I wanted to share my experience...

My ex is in Mississippi, I'm in Ohio...I had an issue with his VA status, and although it wasn't a prison-related issue...my local congressman offered to help with these issues. Also, I had an issue with transferring problems. I called my local congressman and he made a call to the congressman in MS. He didn't have to, but because we are voters in his district, it was a good choice on his part!

I haven't had a chance to read all the way through this thread, but I'll suggest that if you and your loved one are in different states, take a gamble and try BOTH states congressmen and legislatures. The worst one can do is say no.
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I wonder if it would help my man and his situation...he's currently in West TN State Prison. He signed a plea agreement of 9yrs @ 30%. He has cerebal palsy so it was concluded that he wouldn't be able to serve his time in prison because he can't really take care of himself fully. The Judge ordered him to 1 yr in the County jail and that was it. We had trouble at first because he couldn't sit during our visits and would have to put the phone down and walk away for periods of time so that he could rest his legs. We called the jail administrator and had it where he could visit with us in the attorney/client visitation area which was through glass instead of a tv monitor. Then we complained because he wanted to join the Narcotics Anonymous meetings but they were upstairs and he couldn't get to them. Well I guess the Admin. finally got tired of us calling over these things because last week he shipped him out...AGAINST THE JUDGE'S ORDER, and because of his HANDICAP. We're looking into a possible lawsuit. Hoping he'll get out early for unlawful imprisonment and pain and suffering...anyone have an opinion or advice? Please private message me if you do! thanks!
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I'm unsure if this is the correct forum for my question. My son was sent out of state (Wa) to MN 3+ years ago. His father and I finally got a chance to go see him this past summer. He is to be released in 2013. Who do I contact to see if he will be sent (home) prior to his release. Thanks
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I am writing letters to bring back goodtime I am not giving up hope on goodtime I have a son in prison he has been in for almost 2 years now and aex brother-in-law who has been in since the 1990's they keep floopping him
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You are awesome! I write to my congresswoman and senators all the time and so does my husband who is at FCI Seagoville. If everyone did, I think that we would get a lot more accomplished. My current mission is the return of federal parole. Are you pro or against?
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Do you guys know about the petition at november.org? They are petitioning for the return of federal parole and more time for good behavior. It will effect all federal prisoners, not to mention the relief for tax payers.
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