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  • We have only one agenda: advocating on behalf of the term-to-life prisoner and distributing information that will further this cause, enabling the term-to-life prisoner to effectively advocate on his or her own behalf. 
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March 2014 Newsletter

Highlights: Following years of litigation the Governor's authority to reverse parole grants (Prop. 89) and extended parole denials (Prop. 9) are ruled in violation of ex post facto clause; state attorneys win 2 year extension in Plata case; recovery and what lays beneath; and the backroom politics of parole.

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is written exclusively by term-to life prisoners, unless otherwise noted, focusing on issues of primary concern to those serving a long-term incarceration. The newsletter is published monthly on this website. This information is designed to be of potential benefit in any jurisdiction having term-to-life and long-term prisoners and is made available to any other supportive family and friends as well.

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The Voices.Con newsletter...

.....is an excellent source of nuts and bolts information relating to parole preparation, parole related politics, understanding parole law and current rulings and the importance of retaining the proper counsel and psychologists for parole hearings. This information is provided exclusively by long-term prisoners who have been there and are currently experiencing the ups and downs of the parole process. We are sorry to say that we do not have the resources to hire staff lawyers or provide legal documents of any kind.

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