In the documentary Mugshot, an ex-offender calls mugshots “character assassination”. My Record Now is one way for people with mugshots to replace character assassination with character rehabilitation.
My Record Now creates positive identities for ex-offenders who want to move from negative identities into positive identities.
My Record Now restores positive identities to people who should never have had a mugshot.
My Record Now also provides closed group Facebook pages so members can support each other emotionally and financially. See the benefits list on the Membership page for more details.
Positive lives create successes for communities. Communities build on combined individual successes to create community successes. Those combined individual and community successes then spark success for other individuals, other communities, and beyond. Each positive life adds to this ripple of success.
My Record Now is one ripple of success, and its success will come about because of ripples added by two brothers in prison, Ricky and Harold Bonilla. Ricky helped name the closed group Facebook pages. Harold is doing artwork for all of the Facebook pages (still in the creation and revision process). Their ripples became possible because of the mutual friend who introduced me to the brothers, Beverly Isaacson. Plus, ripples of success came to me from two restorative justice professionals and a friend with computer skills. Ripples of success creating more ripples if success, headed towards you.
See the steps for becoming a member on the Membership page before signing up.
See Raising Awareness for the Innocent on Facebook. Amy Ballon was wrongfully arrested. She is working to pass federal legislation that would prevent mugshots from going online until after a conviction. No one who was arrested but never charged or who had their charges dismissed should live with the character assassination of a mugshot.
Become a pen pal to give a current prisoner a positive identity.
© Paula M. Kramer, 2016
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Updated April 25, 2018