RIHD SENTENCING REFORM INITIATIVE
Working to correct the need for sentencing reform and establishment of remedies to correct injustices of the past.
- The Injustice of Five Years of Unfair Jury Trials
In Virginia Remains Uncorrected
RIHD SUCCESSFUL REENTRY INITIATIVE
Assisting persons with a record with the restoration of rights process as well as programs for successful prisoner re-entry and removing questions about an applicant’s criminal background from initial employment forms.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead
FAIR PRISON PHONE CALLS
Phone Calls from Prison to Families at Home Can Cost up to 24 Times a Normal Call
November 15, 2012Washington, DC – More than 40,000 petitions were delivered to the FCC today by families of prison inmates, national advocates and prison chaplains urging Chairman Genochowski to end predatory prison phone rates by passing the Wright Petition.
“I have spent over $25,000 over the last 10 years just trying to stay in touch with my son in prison,” said Lillie Branch-Kennedy. “There is no reason prison agencies and phone companies should be profiting off of families like mine, forcing us to choose between putting food on the table or keeping in touch with our loved ones. We rely on these calls to stay focused on building a new, healthy life together after our loved one’s release.”
TRANSPORTATION TO FARAWAY PRISONS
In an effort to keeping prisoner and families connected, over 10 years RIHD has been providing non-profit transportation service to faraway Virginia state prisoners on a monthly basis. Help economically disadvantaged family member - sponsor and/ or reduce the cost to families by donating today.