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Incarcerated Youth ‘Must Accept Our Mistakes’ / The Beat Within / The Crime Report

Greetings all!

Today, The Crime Report, based in New York City, picked up, posted and is featuring the thoughtful commentary from workshop participant, Daniel.  It is a pleasure to see  Daniel’s hard-work featured today on The Crime Report website. We have been working closely with him this summer in creating this amazing piece, Incarcerated Youth “Must Accept Our Mistakes.’ Daniel participates in The Beat Within from the Solano County Juvenile Hall in Fairfield, CA.

Incarcerated Youth ‘Must Accept Our Mistakes’
http://thecrimereport.org/2016/08/02/the-beat-within-we-must-accept-our-mistakes/

Homepage
http://thecrimereport.org/

If you missed last month’s post, ‘Prison Swallows Your Deams,’ here’s
the link…
http://thecrimereport.org/2016/06/28/prison-swallows-your-dreams/ read more

THE BEAT WITHIN/JJIE

Hello all!

We hope most of you had an enjoyable Mother’s Day weekend!? Happy Monday to all. The Beat Within is gearing up for our big trip this week to New Orleans to bring our workshops and publication to the New Orleans Parish Juvenile Hall! An exciting time.

We are thrilled to see that our dear colleagues and friends over at
the JJIE (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange) based in Georgia,
picked up and posted the well written and thoughtful piece of writing from Mistah G today, a former participant in our weekly writing workshops inside the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center. Today Mistah G is a youth advocate and community activist doing great work in the city that he loves. We are thrilled to have teamed up with Mistah G, who penned his latest piece, From Heartbroken, Scared to Giving Back, for The Beat Within. read more

THE BEAT WITHIN/The Crime Report

Today, the Crime Report, based in New York City, picked up, posted,
and is featuring the powerful contribution from our colleague and
friend, Emile DeWeaver, who tackles his journey through the
“school-to-prison pipeline.”

We can’t wait to share the news with Emile and our writing group this weekend, when we participate in The Beat Within’s monthly writing workshop inside San Quentin State Prison.

We hope you will give a read and share with your community
http://www.thecrimereport.org/

The Butterfly Effect: “Everything You Do Matters”
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2016-02-everything-you-do-matters

THE BEAT WITHIN/JJIE

Greetings friends,

Today, the JJIE (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange) based in
Kennesaw, Georgia, picked up and posted Beat writer and juvenile
lifer, Jensen Ramos’, “Broken Promises and Heartache” piece that he
sent to us from the California State Prison Los Angeles in Lancaster,
California.

Late last year, The Crime Report picked up this piece and now to our
surprise the JJIE is running it as well.  We too think it is a fabulous piece of writing that we can only hope will touch many of our
young people living on the edge who may unfortunately find themselves in such a position.

This story was originally posted in The Beat Within issue, 20.49/50.
It was Jensen’s goal to reach our many readers through our publication and now his work is touching even more lives through the JJIE community. read more

THE BEAT WITHIN/JJIE

Dear colleagues and friends,

Today our partners over at the JJIE (Juvenile Justice Information
Exchange), based out of Kennesaw, GA, a national website that is the
only publication/site covering juvenile justice and related issues
nationally on a consistent, daily basis, picked up and is featuring a
piece by a new Beat writer, Mathew Edwards.

Mathew is a participant in The Beat Within’s monthly writing workshop inside San Quentin State Prison.  He writes about “Addicted to the Street Life,” and what lead him to serving a life sentence as a teenager.

Addicted to the Street Life
http://jjie.org/addicted-to-the-street-life/181643/

If you want to read other fabulous entries from The Beat Within that
the JJIE has posted, which we encourage you to do, here’s the link.
http://jjie.org/category/ideas-and-opinions/the-beat-within/ read more

THE BEAT WITHIN/JJIE

Greetings!

We are thrilled to inform you that our young contributor, Byron, who participates in our weekly writing workshops inside juvenile hall, wrote a powerful testimony about the turning point in his young life. Well, his heartbreaking and moving story was picked up today, and is the featured on The Crime Report website.

The Crime Report is based in New York City.

http://www.thecrimereport.org/

http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2016-01-beat-within

We encourage you to give a read and share with your community.

Thanks for all you support!

Happy New Year!

What a nice way to end the year and enter 2016, by having our partner, The Crime Report, the nation’s only comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the US and abroad, based in New York, pick up, post and feature Beat contributor’s, Todd Gilliam’s powerful piece, ‘To Me, They Were My Real Family,’ which originally ran in The Beat Within issue, 20.47/48.

We hope you will take the time to read this contribution and share it
with your community.

The Crime Report homepage
http://www.thecrimereport.org/

To Me, They Were My Real Family
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2015-12-the-beat-within-to-me-they-were-my-real-family

Also, If you did not catch, Jensen Ramos’ piece, ‘I Still Remember the
Day It Happened,’ which The Crime Report posted the other day, please give a read as well…
http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2015-12-the-beat-within-i-still-remember-the-day-it-happened read more

Happy Holiday’s All!

What a great way to start the last week of the year… today, our
partners at The Crime Report, based in New York, the nation’s only
comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad posted one of our stories.

This week they picked up our story, “I Still Remember The Day it
Happened,” by writer, Jensen Ramos. This story was originally posted in The Beat Within issue, 20.47/48.  It was Jensen’s goal to reach our many readers through our publication and now his work is touching even more lives through The Crime Report community.

We are honored to have “I Still Remember The Day it Happened,” as a feature on The Crime Report website.  Please give a read and share
with your community. read more

THE BEAT WITHIN/JJIE

Season Greetings Friends!

If you have not read this story yet, the powerful piece by our friend
Shabaka, “Cracked Sidewalks,” it was just picked up today by our
colleagues, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, a national
website that is the only publication/site covering juvenile justice
and related issues nationally on a consistent, daily basis. They are
based out of Kennesaw, GA. We are thrilled to get this story out to an even larger community. Shabaka wrote this for The Beat Within from the San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center.

Cracked Sidewalks
http://jjie.org/cracked-sidewalks/164988/

If you want to read other entries from The Beat Within that
the JJIE has posted, here’s the link.
http://jjie.org/category/ideas-and-opinions/the-beat-within/

JJIE homepage
http://jjie.org/ read more

Support incarcerated youth by purchasing a t-shirt

 

Season Greetings!!

In celebration of entering our 20th year, we are excited to announce a NEW Beat Within t-shirt.

This campaign is short term through our friends at Booster. These t-shirts (or hoodies) are only available for the next few weeks. We MUST sell 100 items to fulfill the order.

Wishing you a great holiday season. Thanks for your continued support.