Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

Chapter 391 Celebrates 30 Years

September 13, 2018

VVA Chapter 391 in Sonora, Calif., celebrated its 30th anniversary this week. Veteran Frank Smart saw the need for a local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association in Tuolumne County, and requested information. The paperwork…

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Chapter 689 Veteran Freed From Prison Post

September 4, 2018

Tommy Joyner has given up his post as president of VVA Chapter 689 inside the Louisiana State Penitentiary, having been freed from prison after serving more than 30 years for killing a drug dealer in…

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Veterans Incarcerated & in the Justice System May/June 2018

May 23, 2018

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR Gabriel sang a song for us. Gabriel is not an angel. He is a veteran incarcerated at the newly created Veterans Dormitory at Rikers Island in New York City. No one…

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Dominick Yezzo, Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Chair

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update January/February 2018

February 28, 2018

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR Hope is the simplicity we live by. It is an expectation that something will happen. When I asked New York City to create a separate Veterans Ward on Rikers Island, the…

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Dominick Yezzo, Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Chair

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update November/December 2017

January 18, 2018

The Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee have plans to work for veterans in our nation's prisons and to create and improve Veteran Treatment Courts.  (more…)

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Gary Newman (left) presents Ed Shook the VVA Incarcerated Member of the Year award.

Incarcerated Chapter 1080 Awarded with VVA National Honors

December 4, 2017

Chapters 1080 and 1059 held a Veterans Day Ceremony and awards presentation on Nov. 6 at Union Correctional Institution (UCI) in Raiford, Florida.  (more…)

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Role Model

Chapter 1120 Acknowledged by Ronald McDonald House

November 27, 2017

United Incarcerated Veterans Organization Chapter 1120 at Capron, Virginia, Deerfield Correctional Center recently was recognized by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond for the chapter’s ongoing program of pop-top donations.  (more…)

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Ohio State Council Bench

Chapter 676 Positively Impacts Ohio Community

November 22, 2017

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald McKinley Chapter 676 at the Nelsonville, Ohio, Hocking Correctional Facility is involved in many efforts in service to the local community.  (more…)

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Dominick Yezzo

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update September/October 2017

November 13, 2017

The newly named Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee was born on the floor of the 2017 VVA National Convention in New Orleans, LA.  (more…)

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Chapter 952

Chapter 952 Mentors at New Veterans Court

September 29, 2017

Chapter 952 will provide mentors for a new veterans court in Greene County, MO.  (more…)

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