Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
The Missouri House approved a measure to no longer allow inmates to object to video conferencing for parole hearings and discontinue the in-person interview for offenders. The bill passed with a 114-33 vote will save the state money. The House Bill 2499 is now in the Senate awaiting a vote.
Louisiana lawmakers veto an effort to restore voting rights to some convicted felons on probation or parole.
A new law passed in South Dakota will allow the possibility for the elderly and severely ill inmates to receive “compassionate parole”.
California regulators have given initial approval for new guidelines allowing inmates to reduce their sentences for completing a high school diploma, college degree, work skills certification, or self-help programs.