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Fine Dining Restaurant Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance: 'They Opened Their Arms and Accepted Me'

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Colorado-CURE Meeting Wednesday 1/25

January 25, 2017, 7-9pm, Daniels Fund Bldg., 101 Monroe St., Denver

Colorado –CURE monthly meeting for friends and family members of people incarcerated in Colorado. Colorado-CURE is a nonprofit that provides information and support to thousands of prisoners and their loved ones. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more info, please see http://coloradocure.org/


Marcus Weaver, who’s on the board of advisors for remerg.com, was on Fox News this morning promoting his book Chosen to ForgiveRick Roberts and Marcus co-authored the book and have a book launch party Friday, January 27th, at the Denver Press Club. We’re so proud of their success!

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Remerg.com users may be interested in reading President Obama’s January 5, 2017, article in the Harvard Law Review titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform.”

President Obama notes: “We simply cannot afford to spend $80 billion annually on incarceration, to write off the seventy million Americans — that’s almost one in three adults — with some form of criminal record, to release 600,000 inmates each year without a better program to reintegrate them into society, or to ignore the humanity of 2.2 million men and women currently in U.S. jails and prisons and over 11 million men and women moving in and out of U.S. jails every year.”

THIS IS WHY REMERG.COM LAUNCHED. We want to help.

To read the full article, click here.


Free Legal Clinic

February 4, 2017                

10am – 2pm

Aurora Strong Resilience Center

1298 Peoria Street, Aurora

Hosted by the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute and Colorado State Public Defender

Free help to find out if you’re eligible for sealing of criminal records, sex offender deregistration, order of collateral relief, and expungement of juvenile records, and more. Email maureencain@aol.com with questions.



If you want to go to college, check out College in the Education section in remerg.com. The Gateway Program at Red Rocks Community College is just one of the places listed in the Helpful Programs section.

nyorker BUILDING A PRISON-TO-SCHOOL PIPELINE

Formerly incarcerated undergrads started a group on campus to offer mentoring, support, and advocacy to other onetime inmates. By

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Colorado is one of the states trying to connect people released from jail or prison to Medicaid. Please see the Health section on remerg.com for more information.

girl Out of Prison, Uncovered

Medicaid for ex-prisoners saves money and lives, but millions are released without it.

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A Race to Deliver Criminal Justice Reform in Obama's Final Days

by DONNA OWENS

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For The Wrongfully Convicted, Time Runs Short To Get Tax Relief

Harmed by the system once, these former inmates face harm again by never knowing what they’re owed.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Clearing Your Record

A primer on the complicated road to expungement.

A Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding incarceration and re-entry, has filed a class-action motion in county court to have the case files destroyed for hundreds of thousands of arrests and charges that never resulted in a conviction.

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To learn more about record sealing in Colorado, see the Colorado Legal Services video


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What It’s Like to Vote After Prison

Five felons who’ve regained the right to vote discuss Clinton, Trump and the issues they really care about.

By RIKHA SHARMA RANI

November 07, 2016 Read article.......


 

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Pope Francis has held a mass for 1,000 serving prisoners at the Vatican, telling them that they should never give up hope. Read article.......


 

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The 15th Amendment granted African-Americans the right to vote in 1870. In many areas, however, it was too difficult and dangerous for black citizens to exercise that right. In many states, voting while black meant risking your life. Read article.......



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