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The Missing Millions in Prison Aren’t Missing, We Are.
It’s becoming popular in the media to talk about the missing millions-- the 1.5 million African American men in their prime who are missing from civic life. Those millions, it’s explained , are mostly missing because they’ve died young or been locked up. There’s been a catastrophic rise of...
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Hillary Clinton and the Urban Rebellion
The immediate policy response to urban rebellion in Baltimore on Monday night came, somewhat surprisingly, from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who just launched her campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. Clinton’s first major policy speech made criminal-justice reform the core of...
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Two-Stepping Away from Bill's Legacy, Hillary Rebukes Era of Mass Incarceration
With tensions still simmering on the streets of Baltimore and a national movement against a discriminatory U.S. justice system continuing to build, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made a strong statement Wednesday morning vowing to bring to an end the "era of mass incarceration." "We don’t...
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'Expose the Slaveholders': Activists Disrupt For-Profit Prison Corp. Meeting
As the for-profit prison corporation GEO Group held its annual shareholder meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday, human rights organizations calling for an end to incarceration converged on the company's headquarters to demand accountability and divestment from the prison industry. The prison...
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The "Shocking" Statistics of Racial Disparity in Baltimore
Were you shocked at the disruption in Baltimore? What is more shocking is daily life in Baltimore , a city of 622,000 which is 63 percent African American. Here are ten numbers that tell some of the story. One. Blacks in Baltimore are more than 5.6 times more likely to be arrested for possession of...
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DOJ Report Slams For-Profit Texas Immigrant Prison
Reeves County Detention Center in West Texas, which houses mostly immigrants and was the scene of prisoner unrest in 2008 and 2009, is understaffed and has repeatedly failed to address administrative and security problems, according to a new report (pdf) published Thursday by the U.S. Department of...
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A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant Mothers and Babies
Hundreds of undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized crime in Central American countries including Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are locked up in “residential centers” in Karnes County and Dilley, Texas ; Berks County, Pa.; and, until recently, Artesia, N.M...
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Freddie Gray a Victim of America's Longest War
Owing likely to the diligence of a clerk, the Maryland District Court records on Freddie Gray already have been updated. The disposition of Case No. 5B02287290, in which Gray was charged with attempted distribution of an unspecified illegal drug, appears capitalized and in boldface: ABATED BY DEATH...
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Georgia Transgender Inmate's Request for Transfer Denied
Ashley Diamond, the Georgia inmate whose plight has become a rallying point for transgender rights, was denied her request for transfer to lower-security housing following a hearing on Monday during which she gave harrowing testimony on her experience in the state prison. Judge Marc T. Treadwell of...
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Seizing on Latest Police Killing, National Protests Declare: 'This Must Stop!'
Seizing on the growing backlash against police brutalization and discriminatory mass incarceration, people across the country on Tuesday took to the streets. With mass demonstrations, sit-ins, and blockades, protesters in 30 cities demanded an end to "business as usual" within the U.S. criminal...
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