Project Operation Change will achieve it’s stated goals with these components

Popular Education

Educate the public on structural problems in our state parole system

Building A Statewide Coalition

Develop a statewide coalition and infrastructure necessary for long term reform efforts

Engaging With Elected Officials

Project Operation Change will engage with elected officials…

…. Still I Rise!

……Still I Rise!                     Join us for a Community Recognition and Affirmation Dinner.                  Friday, January 29, 2016 – 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm Wesley United Methodist Church, 741 State Street, Springfield, MA Springfield, Holyoke and surrounding communities! We’re canvassing our neighborhoods for community nominations of men and women to honor for their struggle and […]

Not All Bad on the Criminal Justice Front: Crime, Sentencing and Corrections Reform Gains Momentum Across the States

“Perhaps more than in any other policy area, states across the US are taking the lead to reimagine, refine, and reinvest in their criminal justice systems long in need of reform. They are doing so through promoting evidenced-based practices and rewarding cost-effective solutions, setting a model for smart policy-making in an era of big data […]

Amherst Drug Lab: “Jam Scam” & FAQ

A “Drug Lab” is a place where chemist test samples submitted by police departments to see if they contain controlled substances” according to Criminal Defense Lawyer Luke Ryan. The Amherst Drug Lab tested samples seized by police departments in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. In order to convict someone of possessing or distributing a controlled substance, the government […]

Amherst Drug Lab Scandal – Spread the Word!

Yes, innocent people get convicted of crimes they didn’t commit, and many are convicted on shoddy evidence.   That’s the case regarding the Amherst drug lab scandal, where Sonja Farak admitted to tampering with the drug evidence.  We have a chance to undo some of these harms, but only if we spread the word. The following […]


By Rosie McMahan My friend Donald wears an ankle bracelet. I’ve not seen it. He keeps it hidden because he is not proud of it; having to wear it, a source of constant humiliation and social stigma. The origin of the term ‘bracelet’ is from the Greek ‘brachile’ meaning ‘of the arm’. The history of bracelets […]