Entries by Emily Lane

Remembering Ojore Lutalo

This brief article is written in order to remember Ojore Lutalo’s story. And to showcase some of his artwork. Ojore is a black liberation revolutionary. He is affiliated with the Black Liberation Army and the Anarchist Black Cross foundation.   Affiliations that lead to 22 years of his 28 year prison sentence being in solitary […]


Want to develop a college-corrections partnership? New fact sheet provides tips

Want to develop a college-corrections partnership? New fact sheet provides tips Vera Institute’s new  fact sheet shares lessons learned from the development and implementation of their Unlocking Potential: Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education project—”which established postsecondary programs in three states—and includes recommendations on developing college-corrections partnerships, ensuring quality in postsecondary education programs, and supporting […]

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Report to the NASW

REPORT FOR BOARD ACTION ITEM Subject/Title: Proposed Actions Regarding Solitary Confinement Date: January 8, 2016 Prepared by: Moya Atkinson, Convener and Member of the Social Workers against Solitary Confinement Task Force (SWASC TF)* Action(s) Required by the Board (give options if necessary): The members of the Social Workers Against Solitary Confinement Task Force (SWASC TF) […]

United Nations Solitary revisions and the Mandela Rules

The United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMRs) are being given several long-awaited revisions this year. Among them is a provision that solitary confinement “shall be used only in exceptional cases as a last resort for as short a time as possible and subject to independent review.” The rules also prohibit […]

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Chapter Formations

Already, several NASW chapters are working on criminal justice reform, including California’s Social Justice Committee, Connecticut, Maryland, N. Carolina, Ohio, Maryland and Wisconsin. networks within states. If you would like to start one or be part of one, please contact your own chapter and also inform us – email moyaatk@yahoo.com .