PREA, First Step and Other News

We have a lot to talk about in this week’s newsletter. First off, as we mentioned last week, there was a case in Illinois in which an inmate at a halfway house had filed a 2241 motion trying to get his release from halfway house due to the good time fix. Unfortunately, the court denied him relief. In it, they stated that section 102(b)(2) of the First Step Act states that this subsection will not go into effect until after the Attorney General releases the risk assessment system. Continue reading “PREA, First Step and Other News”

Why We Should Disclaim the #MeToo Movement

Editor’s Note: This article was written by my friend K.S. Again, all views and opinions expressed in it are his own and not necessarily that of #BackSoSoon. On a second note, this post deals with the #MeToo movement and the belief that now you are guilty until proven innocent. I (the editor) am a victim of sexual abuse since I have been in prison. It took nearly a year for anyone to listen to my claims and take them serious. It wasn’t until my U.S. Senator (former) got involved that the investigation began to get serious. I do believe that many people sadly have been victims as well, but as K.S. will note, that many more are also coming out of the woodwork screaming “Me Too!” in order to either gain momentum or just to vilify people they really don’t care for. Continue reading “Why We Should Disclaim the #MeToo Movement”