Are you running for president? Please answer these questions about the criminal justice system. -The Washington Post 
 
Update: 4/9/15
 
With the presidential race soon to be here it is important to know how each candidate will address the issues that concern us. Please take the opportunity to comment on this post with voices that forward our cause. Let us be heard!
 



 
AN UNSPOKEN LAW 
 
Update: 3/25/15
 
After shooting our first frames of footage over 5 years ago, we are happy to announce that things are taking shape on AN UNSPOKEN LAW. This feature length documentary focuses specifically on child pornography possession laws. For the past two years, we have been working closely with Gail Colletta, CCNRC and FAC and others to document stories of those convicted and the families that are advocating for smart legislative change to the sentencing guidelines on the Federal and State levels.
 
We have filmed over 200 hours of footage at this point, and have just begun working with our editor, Angelo Corrao A.C.E., who has edited two Oscar nominated documentaries! The film will take shape over the next year or so as we focus on post-production and our last couple of shoots. We have been applying for grants to help us through the very expensive post-production process, and hope to hear some good news on those in the next few months.
 
The great news that we do have to report is that AN UNSPOKEN LAW has been selected to participate in the American Documentary Film Festival's Film Fund pitch event in Palm Springs, CA. The AmDocs Film Fund selects a handful of work-in-progress documentaries from around the world to come and "pitch" their films to a panel of industry experts, broadcasters, film distributors and financiers with finishing funds on the line. Nick just landed in California, and is prepping for the pitch on the morning of March 26th. Regardless of whether or not the film wins, this is an extremely important opportunity for us to get the project in front of the documentary world and start to make inroads for finding it a broadcast/distribution home. We'll let you know how it goes tomorrow!
 

Also, our facebook page for the film (https://www.facebook.com/AnUnspokenLaw) is now live. The same goes for our Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/anunspokenlaw). Please be sure to Like and Follow us! We want these spaces not only to provide updates on the films, but also become a forum for conversation and education.



Dear Friends,

The time is now. Congress is geared to vote on the FY2016 budget, including resources for Second Chance programs.

Make sure your senator is signed up in support of funding for Second Chance Act programs in the 2016 budget.

Signatures are due March 27!

Since 2008, states have seen dramatic decreases in recidivism rates as tens of thousands of men, women, and youth returning home have been served mentoring, career training, family-based substance abuse treatment and other reentry programs made available through the Second Chance Act.

Ask your senator to support the second chance funding letter now!

Thank you so much for taking some of your valuable time to make our communities safer and support those who are working to build a better life.

Most Sincerely,

Heather Rice-Minus
Senior Policy Advisor