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Words of Incarceration: Poems from #SchoolsnotPrisons Merced

Posted July 11, 2017 by We'Ced

I’ll tell you I looked my name up

recently, its something I do periodically,

to see what shows up. I found some 10+ arrests

on the initial search. I didn’t even bother with

aliases or convictions. Suffice it to say,

court records will outlive us all.

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Q&A: ‘He’s Still My Super Hero’ — An Interview With My Incarcerated Father

Posted April 13, 2017 by We'Ced

Because of his circumstance, it was impossible for him to ‘pick himself up by the bootstraps’ and be ‘successful.’

But despite his incarceration, he has always been there for me, even if we only see each other through a window or speak on the phone during visits. This tall, quiet, soft spoken, funny man is the person I most admire. His piercing blue eyes that reflect the sadness in his soul from all the trauma he endured.

My dad is my role model because he holds on to hope that we will be reunited one day. Because he is determined to love me when he was never loved. And because, even though he has been through so much, he is willing to help others.

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A Child of Incarceration

Posted September 22, 2016 by We'Ced

Everyday my dad is in that jail, I fear he may die because of harsh treatment prisoners are subjected to. This month inmates in prisons around the country, including where my dad is incarcerated, went on a hunger strike to protest the cruel treatment they receive. I wanted to go on hunger strike too, but my mom says that I am too young. She has joined the strike for me and has not eaten since September 9th.

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Second Chances are the key to stopping Mass Incarceration.

Posted July 30, 2016 by We'Ced

My uncle was incarcerated at the age of 14 and he has never come back home. A crime landed him in the prison system right after he was released from Y.A.

This is the reality of so many young people, and we are not doing enough to change this.

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Prop 47: Central Valley Youth Weigh In On Incarceration — When is it Appropriate?

Posted October 30, 2014 by We'Ced

On November 4th, Californians will cast their votes on Proposition 47. The prop, also called The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, would reclassify six non-violent crimes currently charged as felonies — including drug possession and shoplifting — as misdemeanors. We’Ced Youth Media and The kNOw Youth Media asked teenagers in Merced and in Fresno, Calfornia: When is incarceration a just punishment? And how should society deal with non-violent offenses and petty crimes?

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