Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Unveiled in R.I. Senate
April 8, 2010 - 10:35am

Katherine Gregg, Providence Journal

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The chairman of the special legislative commission that recommended the decriminalization of marijuana in Rhode Island has introduced a bill to make possession of an ounce or less of the drug by an adult a civil offense, punishable by a $150 fine.

New York Times Editorial Board: Congress Should Give Ex-Offenders the Right to Vote
March 23, 2010 - 11:04am

Ex-Offenders and the Vote

Millions of ex-offenders who have been released from prison are denied the right to vote. That undercuts efforts to reintegrate former prisoners into mainstream society. And it goes against one of democracy’s most fundamental principles: that governments should rule with the consent of the governed.

Senate Commission Recommends Decriminalization of Marijuana
March 17, 2010 - 12:16pm

By Katherine Gregg

Journal State House Bureau

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A state Senate commission has recommended the decriminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana.

OpenDoors to Participate in Good Friday Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness
March 10, 2010 - 6:02pm

Do your part to end hunger and homelessness in Rhode Island.

Over the past 31 years, the Annual Good Friday Walk has raised more than a million dollars in support of organizations that help the hungry and homeless.  The 32nd Annual Good Friday Walk will be held on Friday April 2nd.  OpenDoors will be sponsoring a team of walkers.  Would you be interested in joining us? 

A Criminal Past Doesn't Shut the Door To Higher Education
March 10, 2010 - 5:45pm

by Luke Thomsen, former A.C.I inmate, current RIC student

The stigma of being a convicted felon can make the prospect of higher education seem like a far-off dream, something too lofty to even consider. Well, I am here to tell you it isn’t so! It’s never too late to enhance your education, and the roadblocks are surprisingly few. There are numerous resources for people struggling financially, and most schools are just waiting for you to call.

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