Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

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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Injured soldier

Chapter 1120 Runs Benefits Classes

July 21, 2017

Since 2012, when it began, some 140 veterans have graduated from a program that teaches veterans how to file compensation and pension claims run by Unified Incarcerated Veterans Organization Chapter 1120 at Deerfield Correctional Center…

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Correctional Facility

Progress at the Grafton Correctional Facility

June 22, 2017

At the Grafton Correctional Facility outside of Cleveland, OH veteran inmates are housed in a separate ward. There are no discipline problems in the Veterans Ward.  (more…)

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Prison bars

Chapter 689’s Year in Review

February 15, 2017

Incarcerated Chapter 689 at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola had a productive year in 2016. Among other things, the chapter donated some $28,000 to local charities, including a hospice, churches, and a disaster relief…

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Chapter 1065

Chapter 1065 Participates in Charity Relay

February 6, 2017

Chapter 1065 recently participated in a community service activity, 'Relay for Life: Fighting Cancer from Within' at the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad, CA . Members of the chapter presented the colors resulting in an…

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Principal Butcher addresses the assembly with veterans and students

Chapter 195 Donates Walk-A-Thon Proceeds to Widows and Elementary Schools

November 28, 2016

Pathfinders Chapter 195 held a Walk-A-Thon in Zephyrhills, FL and raised over $1400 from pledges. Chapter 195, an incarcerated Vietnam Veterans of America chapter, is located in the Zephyrhills Correctional Institution (ZCI). Mrs. Maynor, the…

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Chapter 657 Makes Blankets for Vet Patients

October 14, 2016

Members of Chapter 657 at the Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson, MI , joined other inmates to make 78 lap blankets that were donated to the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center for wheelchair-bound veteran patients. Humanity…

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Chapter 11 Aids in Creating Jail Dorm for Veterans

September 22, 2016

For 18 years members of Suffolk County Chapter 11 have visited inmates of the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Yaphank, NY . Their interactions prompted them to create Veterans Re-entry Program. One part of the…

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Corrections Salute

Long Island Veterans Mentor Incarcerated Veterans

August 31, 2016

A Long Island, NY chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 11 , is working with the Suffolk County Courts to help veterans on the wrong side of the law readjust to civilian life…

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