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Kenneth "Kenny" Linn, J.D., L.L.M.,
Chairman of the Board (Deceased 28 May 2009)

~  IN MEMORIAM  ~
 
As the co-founder of FedCURE, in 1990, its Chairman from July 2002 to May 2009;  America's expert on federal parole; co-author and the leading advocate of legislation to establish a hybrid system of parole and good time allowances for federal offenders; and a tireless advocate for federal inmates and their families, Kenny is the model to study to demonstrate that parole works! ~ Mark A. Varca, J.D., Acting Chairman,

 
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16 May 2009
 
Celebration of Kenny's Linn Life:   A Memorial

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues of Kenny Linn:
 
The day has been set in which we invite you to help us celebrate Kenny's Life. On Saturday, June 27, 2009 we will gather in Palm Harbor, FL where the Ritchie Family has gractiously donated their home for Kenny's memorial. The family observes this gathering not so much as a funeral, but just a get-together of those impacted by Kenny's life, his personality and his passions. Everyone is welcome, and this will be informal, just as Kenny would have wanted it. Some of Kenny's friends will play music, and everyone is encouraged to bring a dish & drinks for all to share. The celebration will start at 2pm at the following address: 
 
Ritchie Home
774 Wai Lani Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
 
Directions:  Travelling north on Alt 19 from TB/St. Pete/Clearwater, pass Alderman Road, and take a left on Wai Lani Road and the Ritchie home is on the left.
 
Please call:  Todd Ritchie at 727-458-8884 if you need further directions. Also, if you plan on attending, RSVP to tritchi2@tampabay.rr.com.
 
Thank You,  Kenny Linn's Family

 
FedCURE Notice:  From the Family of Dr. Kenny H. Linn, J.D., LL.M. (22 July 1939 - 28 May 2009)
 
Friends and Colleagues of Dr. Kenny H. Linn,
 
As many of you know, Kenny lost his fight with pancreatic cancer on May 28, 2009. For everyone who loved and worked with Kenny, we will miss him dearly. To honor him, we have placed over one hundred photographs on a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com).  As a member of the Facebook community (it's free and easy to join), search for, or click here: Kennith H. Linn, (or the kenny.linn@yahoo.com email address and you should find the right account) and request to be added as a friend.  Alan Kauffer (stepson) will monitor Kenny's page and allow anyone in who wants to view pictures of Kenny's life, and comments are encouraged. Additionally, if anyone wishes to email photos to kenny.linn@yahoo.com,  Alan will upload them to Kenny's Facebook page.
 
We are planning a memorial celebration of Kenny's life at the end of June in Tampa, further details will follow for anyone who wants to attend.
 
~ Kenny Linn's Family ~
 
(Please pass this message on to anyone we may have missed, Thank you)

Committees: Co-Chairs FedCURE's Legislative Action, Presidential Ex-inmate Reentry Initiative, Membership and Finance Committees.

    Kenny Linn is a former federal prisoner. He was on parole under the supervision of the United States Parole Commission until 11th August 2004, at which time the Commission terminated his parole supervision. Completing undergraduate degrees in political science and economics at Tulane University, he went on to study law at the Schools of Law at New York University and Loyola University (New Orleans). Linn received both a Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws from the University of Honolulu Law School.

    He has worked for numerous luminaries in the music and entertainment field and has been the President of International Marketing & Development Corporation, Middle Eastern Ventures S.A., and Ferrier Designs Ltd.

    Although he is semi-retired and involved in international real estate development, Linn spends countless hours helping federal inmates. Linn works tirelessly seeking changes in the current parole system by advocating for presumptive parole. He is FedCURE's expert on federal parole issues and assisted in the writing and introduction of a reinstitution of parole bill currently before the U. S. House of Representatives. Currently, he is working on developing a campaign for restoring a federal felon's voting rights - re-enfranchisement - once a federal sentence is completed. Linn's email address is: klinn@fedcure.org.

Last Update: 21 October 2005

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11th May 2004

Message From the Chairman:

    For as long as I can remember, there has always been a condition of post-incarceration supervision that states one cannot "have contact" or "associate" with those who have a criminal record without the permission of the probation/parole officer. To the best of my knowledge, this condition has never before now been an issue for those who are active in prisoner rights and/or reentry organizations - for obvious reasons - nearly every one of these groups is run by an ex-inmate and caters to the needs of present and former prisoners. President Bush's faith-based initiatives and his $300 million reentry project would be an abysmal failure if this condition were strictly applied. Moreover, it is estimated that more than one-third of all Americans now have a criminal record.

    Specifically, due to the antics of FedCURE's past Executive Director and because of the continuing fallout over her recent actions and allegations, it is in my best interests to disassociate from activities within FedCure that might be considered a violation of the aforementioned condition and with deepest regrets I am resigning my position as Acting Chairman of FedCURE. Subsequent to this posting, I will no longer respond to inmate mail nor will I be able to contact members of our Board who have a criminal record. However, I will continue to liaison with members of Congress and their staff and will continue to contact the Central Office of the BOP on behalf of inmates' families in the case of medical and other emergency situations, so long as I am assured in writing that those who contact me do not have a criminal record. I will post whatever information I can provide so long as our website and chat site are up and running.

    I expect my resignation to be temporary until a) either the condition no longer applies or b) the Commission clarifies its regulations to allow for what is very obviously not a conspiracy to commit criminal conduct. We have asked two of those in the Commission in policy-making positions to closely examine this condition and hope to have some information relating to this setback sometime this week.

    In the meantime, don't give up the fight.

Best Regards,
Kenny Linn, J.D., L.L.M.