A growing list of costs are being passed on to inmates and their families.  Urban News Service As incarceration rates continue to grow around the United States, the e enormous costs of some prison services are increasingly being paid by those who can least afford it the families of inmates. In 2001, when the DC Department of Corrections closed its notorious prison facility in Lorton, Virginia in 2001, Ulandis Forte, in prison for murder, was relocated to facilities far away from home, and family. His grandmother, Martha Wright, nearly blind and unable to travel, made frequent calls to prisons out of state in New Mexico, then Arizona, then Kentucky only to find herself deeply in hardship and debt due to exorbitant fees charged by the private companies contracted to provide prison phone services.
The Ward Post.  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 2, 2016: Congratulations to Justice Lennox Campbell OD, Q.C. on his retirement from the Jamaican Judiciary and for his distinguished service to Jamaica on the Bench. Importantly, the learned Justice points to certain operational and capacity problems that have resulted in an overburdened Judiciary and the perception of an exceedingly slow Justice System, where “Justice delayed is often Justice denied.”
Celebrates Joyous Dedication of Her Second Village in Léogane. COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Rachel Wheeler, 17, received a hero’s welcome last week as dozens of people on motorbikes and horseback escorted a van carrying the teen, her parents and younger brother along an unpaved road for three miles to reach a new housing village in Léogane, Haiti.The entourage came to a stop in the area known as K-Michel, and was greeted by more than 300 people, some carrying signs, as others screamed out “Merci Rachel” and “Merci Food For The Poor” as tears flowed down the faces of those eagerly awaiting to see the young woman who worked to transform their lives.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 24, 2017: With all the talk of ramped up deportations and military action against immigrants, it’s easy to forget that deportations are not a recent phenomenon and have been taking place for many decades in the United States. Here are six famous black Caribbean immigrants who were deported by U.S. authorities.
This Is Why I Didn’t Tell You He Was Beating Me.  News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Oct. 3, 2016:When I fled my abusive relationship for the last time (yes, I left and went back), one of the first things my well-meaning friends and family asked was why I never told them what was happening to me. “Why didn’t you say something?,” they asked looking concerned and confused. “I could have helped you. I could have done something!”
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