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CEO of Tocsin Mag, Shanique Byrd was recently interviewed by Rochester's WHEC News 10. She breaks down the vison of Tocsin and where it is heading. Enjoy the interview and spread the word.

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Lamar Roundtree "A Mile in My Shoes: The Wrong Guy...

Imagine just getting off work on a Friday evening with plans on taking your girlfriend to Canada to celebrate her 23rd birthday. When suddenly you're alarmed by the flashing of police lights behind your vehicle, signaling you to pull over. While instantly being made aware by your three-year-old son that the police were approaching your vehicle with their guns drawn.

 

Totally unaware of the police motive at the time, I fully complied with every command given to me. "Mr. Roundtree, roll down all of your tinted windows, and exit the car while facing forward with your hands up". Without further incident, I exited my vehicle faced forward, as directed by an officer several feet behind me on Lyell Avenue in the city of Rochester. "Keep your hands up, and begin walking...

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Tocsin Magazine Announces "Reach Initiative" To Help Inmates Connect With Family and Society.

 

Tocsin Magazine announces  "Reach Initiative", a program designed to help inmates connect with resources in their communities. 

 

Through Reach Initiative, inmates will be able to access information regarding resources, such as legal assistance, mentorship programs, counseling services, reentry programs and much more.

 

As of March 30, 2019, Federal Bureau of Prisons release stats of the current inmate population. Roughly 49% are there for nonviolent crimes.

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Unfortunately, once released, many people also face a greater chance of returning to prison. According to National Institute of Justice within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. 

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