Chandra Bozelko

Chandra Bozelko

Chandra Bozelko writes the award-winning blog Prison Diaries and is a 2018 “Leading with Conviction” Fellow with JustLeadership USA, an organization that seeks to decarcerate the United States by half by 2030.

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A Puerto Rican prison inmate casts his ballot, as prisoners voted two days early in the Democratic primary, at Correctional Institute 501, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, on May 30, 2008. (Photo: Brennan Linsley / AP file) Views
Friday, April 12, 2019
Bernie Sanders Wants Incarcerated People to Vote. Here's Why He's Right.
Bernie Sanders' suggestion that all states should allow incarcerated people to vote , instead of re-enfranchising them one-by-one after incarceration, is a constructive way of bypassing the voting rights debate and getting right down to the idea that one remains a citizen even after being convicted...
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A county jail in Orange, California. A national inmate strike has been called until Sept. 9. (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Views
Friday, August 24, 2018
The Prison Strike Is an Overdue Opportunity to End the Slavery of Incarcerated People
In prison, days are filled with activities dedicated to getting your immediate needs met and, outside of an occasional fantasy, planning for any collective future in prison is rare. You must focus on the now, to get to the next now. Besides, it’s hard to maintain a long-range or expansive worldview...
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