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Fair Treatment Reform and Re-entry is a nonprofit prisoner rights advocacy group specializing in parole reform, fair laws, fair treatment and re-entry. We are not a law group and cannot give legal advice. We do not charge for our services but donations are greatly appreciated.
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I spent 25yrs incarcerated and maxed out January 24, 2011. Shortly after release I was elected as President Of Ohio Cure then President of In The Name Of Justice until I organized Fair Treatment Reform and Re-entry. I wanted to form this organization to help a friend named Gerald Loomer who I knew was innocent but sadly died in prison. My main focus with this organization is to help the incarcerated who are stuck by cruel tactics of the parole board, assist in helping with medical issues and other unfair treatment. We also work with re-entry.
I have been with FTRR for 3 years. I was first asked to be Secretary then a year later I was moved up to Vice President and then nominated to President. My husband was incarcerated as a juvenile 26 years ago. When he had his second parole hearing and got flopped 6 more years I knew I had to stand up and do something especially since the board had someone else's file mixed in with his. I turned the pain of my husband not coming home into something positive by being the voice of the voiceless. I spend endless hours advocating for parole reform, fair treatment and the release of juvenile lifers, as well as advocating for inmates and families who are in our same situation. I also run 3 prison wife support groups to help women cope with having their loved one incarcerated.
I heard about FTRR through Facebook a little over a year ago through Candace-our President. I admired her for doing what was right and fighting for those who deserve second chances. I became involved because I am passionate about second chances and fairness in all that we do everyday. Being from Cleveland it was hard to make every Columbus event-however if there was a will-there was a way! This organization has schooled me more than ever and I'm dedicated to fight the good fight alongside some courageous fighters! I encourage all to get involved and learn about the issues that are sadly taking place in our penal system! It's time to raise awareness and we need your help!
I learned of FTRR on Facebook and realized James Kronenberger and I had been incarcerated together . I served 12 years on a wrongful conviction and I see this organization as an opportunity to advocate for all inmates who are suffering through unfair parole practices and corruption at every level of the criminal justice machine in Ohio. The time is long over due to bring public awareness of the atrocities that occur daily across this country. I am driven and passionate to do all that I can to bring about change and to give inmates the hope that was taken from them.
I got introduced to the organization about 6 months ago through a friend in a prison wife support group. I became friends with Candace and started learning about what and how the organization worked. I became really involved in the group because my fiance has been down 26 years and keeps getting flopped by the parole board for no reason, so I'm fighting for him to get fair treatment as well as others. My role in the group is Secretary and I met some awesome people in the group that has helped me learn a lot.
Lynette Grace is from Columbus, Ohio. She has given talks at Waterloo University in Canada as well as a Breaking the Cycle of Violence organization in New York and London England. She has given testimony at the Ohio Senate as well as the Ohio House of Representatives regarding bills going through legislature. She is an advocate for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in Washington, D.C., and as advocated on Capitol Hill as well. She has been on the Forgiveness Project Panel in Minneapolis Minnesota. Her hope is to bring her stage play titled “A Crime of Forgiveness,” to the stage in 2020 as well as her book by the same name. She willingly goes to prisons, churches, schools, universities etc., wherever she is invited to share the story of forgiveness.
Tasha Haskins has over 10 years of experience within the public relations, event facilitation and fundraising for nonprofit organizations such as the American Heart Association, Susan G. Komen, and Dress for Success.
She has actively championed the causes of many movements such as the U.S. Mental Health First Aid Association of wish she is also certified with, Curves Beautifully Empowered which is a body positivity and equality movement, and Numbers to Names, a prison reform organization based in Washington State.
Tasha has a loved one who was a minor when convicted and given the max sentence under the old Ohio aggravated robbery law of 24 years which the new law provides 3 to 11 years for the exact same charge.
She's excited to link arms with FTRR and see that ALL of our loved ones experience true and ethical Justice and see the decision makers held ACCOUNTABLE for their unfair practices, corruption and money-motivated topics.
I have been in the recovery and advocacy field for over six years now . I myself am a recovering addict that has spent a little over six years incarcerated for crimes related to my addiction. Therefore I know the penal system and the need for reform. I swore to myself two things as I walked out the prison gates first being to be the change I sought and to help others with that change. I have seen the great work Fair Treatment Reform and Re-entry has implemented and helped change first hand. I believe in what this organization does and it's a privilege to be apart of it.
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