Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

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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 2021

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR As the committee continues to investigate the origins of the policy that denies service-connected-disabled incarcerated veterans full VA compensation pension, we have decided to propose a policy change. We believe that since VA disability pensions were awarded prior to incarceration and were awarded for wounds and…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update May/June 2021

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR There are some 181,000 veterans incarcerated in prisons and jails in the United States. Veterans make up about 8 percent of all those imprisoned in federal and state facilities. More than 65 percent of them saw combat, and about 55 percent of those who saw combat…

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

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update March/April 2021

BY DOMINICK YEZZO, CHAIR The coronavirus has most inmates on lockdown or limited lockdown. There is limited or no visiting. During lockdowns incarcerated veterans suffer from the loss of counseling and cell-block programs. Incarcerated veterans endure as they wait for small favors from the Departments of Corrections. The COVID pandemic…


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Dominick Yezzo

Chair: Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System

Contact: dyezzo@vva.org


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