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Irene then turned to helping others break free of our dysfunctional justice system, founding the Restorative Community Coalition in 2006. She turns 80 this week. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– From the desk of Irene Morgan, Founder… As many of you may know, I founded the Restorative CommUnity Coalition in 2006 and have been an advocate for the voiceless and underserved...

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Wow!  Check out this County in Oregon!  While Whatcom County could easily have been the leader in justice reform, we just got ACE’s by Multnomah!  Whatcom County could learn from them!  And there is more to do, if the County will stop pretending that they need to build a jail – a public safety building...

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Wapato Jail –  a real boondoggle for Oregon.  What a huge waste of taxpayers dollars, and a nightmare for the community.  The County overbuilt the jail.  They oversold the jail industry plan and convinced the civic leaders to buy the plan. This whole boondoggle caused huge problems for taxpayers.  Now it is likely to be...

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Our September Newsletter is all about local events of immediate interest:

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This was the first debate held about the Prosecutor’s position in decades! The incumbent prosecutor retired and had held the position virtually without competition for 44 years! As a result, this was a powerful educational opportunity for the public to learn how two different professionals would approach the position and do their job.

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Link to Vera.org Statement on Nationwide Prison StrikeNewsroom / Press Release August 21, 2018 NEW YORK, NY – Today, incarcerated men and women in prisons across 17 states began a  19 day strike to draw attention to the poor conditions they face and to demand change for all those who live and work in prisons across the country. Nicholas...

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Noble Cause Corruption ReportThis Noble Cause Corruption report is large – 196 pages.  It is loaded here in three different PDF files since the files were cumbersome to email and download.  There are many items of evidence and graphics inside the three Red, White and Yellow flaggeds Addendums 1-2-3. This report was compiled and written...

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Guest Opinion – Lynden Tribune – 01/25-2012The Restorative Community Coalition has been working to get Washington State Department of Corrections to release people who have served their time with a legal identification when they leave prison.  Today, they still leave with an prison badge, and are expected to cash  their $40 release check with that...

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Speaking generally, prisons take and hold inmates while jails—if run properly—take and release them. A jail is a county or city facility to house—on a short-term basis—misdemeanant offenders, felony offenders serving short terms, felony offenders awaiting transfer to a state prison for long-term sentences and indigent pretrial defendants who are unable to make bail. A...

On November 5th, we went and sent a letter to Prosecutor McEachran, WA State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the WA State Public Disclosure Commission asking for a Special Prosecutor be assigned to investigate the many election law violations in promotion of Prop 2017-1. Our request references multiple WA State codes that the Prosecutor take...

This is the letter we sent to the Washington State Attorney General asking for a special investigator. Download The PDF Here

The Restorative Community Coalition looks out for everyone. Most recently we are looking out for our members and allies whose image & copyrighted materials were co-opted for the Pro-Jail Tax movement. On October 24th, 2017 and image of a 2015 Anti-Jail Tax Rally was posted to the Whatcom Jail Facebook page with alterations depicting those...

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Re:  Stop Whatcom County Jail MisManagement – Fix the Jail Now! By Joy Gilfilen, submitted to Whatcom County Council and Bellingham City Council 07-02-2017 Whatcom County’s self-proclaimed decade of expanding jail problems and constant crisis about overcrowding, accompanied by no self-correction, is defacto proof of “mismanagement.”  It’s time to stop. Stop Crisis MisManagement* – No...

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06/21/2017 To:       Whatcom County Council and Council Members for the Lummi and Nooksack Nations Council Members from Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Nooksack, Everson, Blaine, Sumas From:  Joy Gilfilen, President Restorative Community Coalition RE: Please pass a vote of No Confidence – Urgent Call to Action to Fix the Jail Council members, our Whatcom County Charter...

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Jail reform is the solution living in the roots of mass incarceration as a business model. Bernie Sanders understands this and gives us insight into how much out of balance we are. He is standing up to help fight mass criminalization of our youth, our displaced and our homeless – because criminalizing people is done...

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