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" Behind the Wire... Behind the Wall... "
Newsletter for Prisoners, Families & Friends
Something new is beginning to take shape in the outside world for parolees and those who may soon be paroled.
A new organization, which is to be called "PAROLEES ANONYMOUS NETWORK" will be wholly independent from any Federal, State and County agency, especially independent from State Correctional Offices and their parole agents.
As a result of numerous complaints over the years from parolees, their families and friends concerning the arrogant, elitist attitudes existing in numerous so-called parolee friendly "FRIENDS …….," groups across the United States, Parolees Anonymous Network (PAN) is gearing itself to work with parolees, their family and friends toward making right decisions for themselves so as to avoid any violations that might, could or would cause for their re-incarceration in prison.
Sorry, if you want transportation to or from a prison, contact that other "FRIENDS …….," group. They are good at that it would seem to appear.
P.A.N. (Parolees Anonymous Network) guarantees nothing for anyone since its volunteers are themselves ex-convicts or parolees. There is no face-to-face contact needed to make use of or be involved in P.A.N.
Some of the areas in which P.A.N. is aiming its sights is in providing assistance for a parolees desiring to live up to their parole agreement, and much more. How many times has a prisoner, inmate or convict said, while in prison, "I’m going to get an education…" or, "I’m going to better myself so this doesn’t happen again…" - - How many times… huh?
Not only education… but medical needs, housing, social services, dental, psychological, employment, substance abuse, and other areas will be on the list of things that are to be addressed by P.A.N. for parolees who truly desire to "take care of themselves" as best as one can, without waiting around doing nothing!
The problems that exist for parolees, their families and friends are enormous. How to resolve those problems is not always the same for one parolee as it may be for another. P.A.N. understands this! And each individual’s needs will be addressed on an individual basis. But their family and friends will be needed as back-up support too!
Attitudes of indifference, and those involving racial prejudices, sexual persuasion, religion, sex, family relationships and much more are all targets for P.A.N.
The rather unique aspect to this organization is that it operates on no direct contact with the parolee.
A prisoner or inmate who is soon to be released, will be given the chance to make contact with P.A.N. through the World Wide Web.
Prisoners can contact P.A.N. via letter, or when on the streets by telephone (no collect calls though), or even over the Internet.
Plans include an emergency 24-hour hotline and a 24-hour internet connection.
The main thrust of the organization is to keep parolees from getting into trouble with their parole agent, from being violated, and to better themselves.
This organization is the brain child of a parolee who was released from California’s Soledad prison (CTF) in 1997.
Another feature which will indeed make this a very unique organization is that no one will be a "PAID" employee. Thus, the lessons learned from the politics that most organizations create which involve some nasty back-biting tactics, along with the associated greed in most organizations, will be lessened or non-existent.
P.A.N. will operate under the auspices of the American Orthodox Church / American Orthodox Catholic Church /North American Orthodox Church and the Monastic Community of St. John Maximovitch & the Holy Theotokos... and affiliated member churches from across the United States, Canada and under the direction of its U.S. Metropolitan Archbishop.
The fact that ex-cons, ex-offenders or parolees will be aiding in the operation of this unique venture ensures (even more so) that each parolee will be treated with due consideration and the highest of priority. Priority and concern for obtaining the necessary services to help maintain a parolee from being violated, while also finding opportunities to go beyond their prior existences before they came to prison is the ultimate aim and goal of P.A.N.
Unless authorized by a parolee, P.A.N. will not make contact with his or her Parole Agent.
We’ll be keeping close watch on the advances P.A.N. makes and reporting back to you in our various issues of BEHIND THE WIRE… BEHIND THE WALL…
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Remember, anything that is a HALF TRUTH is not truth but a lie! Many there are that you may know who fit those descriptions... pray for them. Pray that God will send his Spirit of Truth upon them and lead them to Salvation through tears of Repentance, conversion of their cold and calculating hearts toward seeking forgiveness from God and those whom they attempt to harm.
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If you are of another jurisdiction, you too could find that your parishioners, clergy and faithful might become subject to the same as we have recently found.
Let this be a warning to visitors so as to be safeguarded against unscrupulous e-mails which contain viruses, worms and unsavory material from person(s) organizations or institutions that are more self-serving than uplifting and informatively news worthy.
For ourselves, we have, as in the past, so once again, acquired the assistance of those who are able and capable of tracing e-mails back to their source and taking appropriate action in North America.
We have learned that the organization we subscribe to, whose members come from various legal and law enforcement backgrounds amongst other areas of society, are committed to the faith even though they may hold different theologies. Yet, in their monitoring of electronic communications of various persons or people, they do not always make haste to bring perpetrators to justice until after enough evidence has been gained in order to build a solid case. We do not always know what information they have gained, but we do know the organization, whom we've been asked not to name, has had a 97% success rate in bringing to justice and obtaining a conviction against individuals, people, and sometimes even religious organizations of a persona that gives the appearance of both secular and religious bearing but who abuse and misuse technology. The organization views those who abuse and misuse the internet and other technologies as nothing more than a form of "domestic terrorism" - - - - and, it would seem to appear that the courts are in agreement!
Those kinds of people, organizations, etc. who misuse and abuse communication technologies are no different than those who attempt to use coercive measures, and in some instance, even blackmail for the same idea is involved... to cause havoc and wreckage, to destroy the spirit and activity of those who struggle in the faith out of pain of heart for the Orthodox Church which is TRUTH. The degree that some have been known to go to, as seen by other jurisdictions, is to take advantage of questionably mentally challenged or those who have a lack of education and understanding to get them to make statements, even outright lies, in writing, in order to destroy.
Yes, our Metropolitan Archbishop, +Joseph Thaddeus, SSJt., Ph.D. strongly defends the Seals of the Confessional for such leads to true Repentance in thought, word and deed whereby the penitent is required to make amends, where possible, to seek forgiveness of those harmed by his actions whether real or imagined, and to give his forgiveness to those who have harmed him before taking the Holy Body and Blood in the Eucharist. The reality of this understanding is bound up in and with the findings for which cause he, himself, had been character assassinated by his detractors who claim the courts prevented him from breaking the Seals of the Confessional which is not the truth at all.... Click here to see what another bishop's findings are...
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