Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR What follows is a letter I sent in July to an inmate at the Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City, Nevada: I receive hundreds of letters from veteran inmates. I…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR It’s not over. There was a lull in the number of infections, but now in several states there is a surge in the number of infected people. What occurs in 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 January/February 2019

February 21, 2019

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR In 2019 there will be transition and change. We will vote on proposals to dismantle VVA or transition VVA into a new national Veterans Service Organization. I encourage you to vote…

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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 2018

December 21, 2018

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR I spoke at the Returning Veteran Issues Symposium in Johnstown, Pa., and I attended the unveiling of a monument honoring the achievements of women veterans at the National Cemetery in Calverton…

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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 murder. Joyner served in Vietnam…

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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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