Reform The Criminal Justice System
  • Petitioned THE HOUSE JUDICIARY, SENATE JUDICIARY, AND ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEYGENERAL DOJ

This petition was delivered to:

THE HOUSE JUDICIARY, SENATE JUDICIARY, AND ERIC HOLDER, ATTORNEYGENERAL DOJ

Reform The Criminal Justice System

    1. Jessielee Penn
    2. Petition by

      Jessielee Penn

      Benton Harbor, MI

If something is not done very soon to stop the Warehousing of our People in the Fed and State Prisons none of us will have any family left ! This Country has more people incarcerated than any other country on earth. There is at least 2.3 million people incarcerated in Fed and State Prisons.If each one of these persons has one family member out here then the prison population doubles. How free are We as families when one family member is locked away for life with no hope,no reason to Dream of a future, No hope for Freedom. On Thursday  March 08.2012  there was 217,152 Persons in Fed Prison,  on Thursday March 15.2012 that number had increased to 217,390 persons. That  is  238 persons more than the week before. Lets do the math; 238 persons times 4=952 persons a month times 12 Months = 11,424 Persons a year! You can find this info at BUREAU OF PRISONS web site. The BOP does POPULATION COUNT every Thursday at 12:00 AM. Who's family is next, and where does this end. We the People can stop this. By Signing this Petition We can let WASHINGTON know that We've had enough. We want Change in the FEDERAL SENTENCING LAW;  NO MORE MANDATORY MINIMUMS ;  We Want FEDERAL PAROLE REINSTATED , And Above ALL else, We the People Want  A SECOND CHANCE LAW PASSED IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL THE LIFERS! THE  POLITICIANS  want a lifetime of ease in WASHINGTON  enjoying LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUING HAPPINESS ,while living in unforgiveness. How about a one time ACT of Forgiveness out of the 490 forgiveness law Yall? 

Thanx: Jessielee Penn 

 

 

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    1. UPDATE FEDERAL WAREHOUSING INVENTORY COUNT

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      IT INFORMS THEM OF THE URGENT NEED FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
      THUR. 04.26. 2012 218,231 INCARCERATED PERSONS
      THUR. 04.19. 2012 218,027 INCARCERATED PERSONS
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      INCREASE OF : 204 INCARCERATED PERSONS

      APRIL TOTAL : 584 INCARCERATED PERSONS
      IS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND IN THIS NUMBER?
      THANX
      Jessielee Penn


    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. FEDERAL WAREHOUSE INVENTORY INCREASE

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      THIS UP DATE KEEPS MY SUPPORTERS UPDATED AS TO THE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF OUR PEOPLE BEING BEING WAREHOUSED IN JUST THE FEDERAL PRISONS ALONE. THESE UPDATES DOES NOT INCLUDE CITY JAILS, COUNTY JAILS, FEDERAL JAILS, OR STATE PRISONS

      FEDERAL INVENTORY WEEKLY INCREASE
      THUR. APRIL 19. 2012 : 218,027
      INCREASE : 284
      THANX
      Jessielee Penn

    4. FEDERAL INVENTORY WEEKLY INCREASE

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      THESE UPDATES ARE TO KEEP MY SUPPORTERS AWARE OF THE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF OUR PEOPLE BEING WAREHOUSED JUST WITHIN THE FEDERAL SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY WEEKLY. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE STATE, COUNTY, OR LOCAL WAREHOUSING. NOR DOES THIS FEDERAL INVENTORY COUNT INCLUDE THOSE CURRENTLY BEING WAREHOUSED WHILE AWAITING TRIAL OR HAVING BEEN TRIED ARE NOW AWAITING SENTENCING!

      THE FEDERAL PRISON INVENTORY COUNT ON THUR. APRIL 05.2012 : 217,647
      THUR. APRIL 12.2012 : 217,743
      INCREASE OF: 96
      THANX
      Jessielee Penn

    5. Reached 50 signatures
    6. America: PRISON CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      This Petition Update Will Help Inform My Petition Signers Of The Latest Statistical Update At The Present Time , From Fareed Zararia CNN NEWS SUN. April 1,2012 " America: 5% World Population, America: 25% In Prisons ,America: 7.1 Million Prisoners . America: Prison System Larger Than The State Of MASSACHUETTS" ThIs Is The New Big Business in America.

    7. New information on persons in prison

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      This Data will help them to understand, On January 1, 2008 more than 1 in 100 adults in the United States were in prison or jail.[12][13]

      In 2008 approximately one in every 31 adults (7.3 million) in the United States was behind bars, or being monitored (probation and parole). In 2008 the breakdown for adults under correctional control was as follows: one out of 18 men, one in 89 women, one in 11 African-Americans (9.2 percent), one in 27 Latinos (3.7 percent), and one in 45 whites (2.2 percent). Crime rates have declined by about 25 percent from 1988-2008.[14] 70% of prisoners in the United States are non-whites.[15] In recent decades the U.S. has experienced a surge in its prison population, quadrupling since 1980, partially as a result of mandatory sentencing that came about during the "war on drugs." Violent crime and property crime have declined since the early 1990s.[16]

    8. PRISON STATISTICS

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      Incarceration in the United States From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
      Number of inmates. 1920 to 2006.[1][2] (absolute numbers) General US population grew only 2.8 times in the same period, but the number of inmates increased more than 20 times.
      7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009.[3][4]
      A graph showing the incarceration rate under state and federal jurisdiction per 100,000 population 1925-2008. The data for the graph does not include inmates in jails. The male incarceration rate is roughly 15 times the female incarceration rate.Incarceration in the United States is one of the main forms of punishment and/or rehabilitation for the commission of felony and other offenses. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. At year-end 2009 it was 743 adults incarcerated per 100,000 population.[4][5][6][7][8]

      According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) 2

    9. UP DATE : FED PRISON INVENTORY COUNT

      Jessielee Penn
      Petition Organizer

      MAR.8. 2012 : 217,152 FED PRISONERS, MAR.15.2012 : 217,390 FED PRISONERS, MAR.22.2012 : 217,483 FED PRISONERS, MAR. 29. 2012 : 217,679 FED PRISONERS! AN ALARMING INCREASE. I haven't been able to find MAR. 01. 2012, Population Count yet .I will share as soon as I find.

    10. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Toni Wiker JAMESTOWN, NC
      • 12 months ago

      The "free democracy" of the USA has the HIGHEST per capita incarceration rate on the PLANET. Freedom, my butt.

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    • Jessica Schroepfer LAKEWOOD, UNITED STATES
      • over 1 year ago

      The man I love was sentenced to 5 years mandatory minimum for a paperwork violation. First time "offender".

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    • jaine stephens ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      My daughter was sentenced to 6 years in prison, for drug charges when what she needed was rehab. The Dr who prescribed her all the pills is the one who should be in prison.

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    • Vicki Kenter HUDSON, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Too many reasons to list.

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    • Jenny King LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 2 years ago

      because people deserve a 2nd chance, because there is other ways to punish. Because prisoners can be out here working and paying the government versus using our tax dollars

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