Kalena Thomhave

Kalena Thomhave is a writing fellow at the Prospect.

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The two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, have seen business swell due to increased ICE detention of immigrants. (Photo: Ted S. Warren/AP Photo) Views
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Banning Private Prisons—and Prisoner Exploitation
Last Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed as president to terminate all federal private prison contracts, and to pressure local and state governments to do the same. “The government has a basic responsibility to keep the people in its care safe—not to use their punishment as an opportunity for...
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More than 300 trained clinic escorts, including coordinator Olivia Anderson, shown here, shield patients from anti-abortion protesters at the New Orleans Abortion Fund’s partner clinic. (Photo: Linda Kocher) Views
Monday, May 27, 2019
The Life-saving Work of Abortion Funds
Amy Irvin had her first abortion when she was in college. Young and wanting to be near her support network of friends, she drove from Atlanta, Georgia, where she was working for the summer, back to her college town of Cincinnati, Ohio, for the procedure. Twenty years later, she would have another...
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Democrats Battle Over How to Raise the Minimum Wage
The call for a $15 minimum wage is getting louder, and more people are hearing it. The Fight for $15 has won numerous victories, as states (including California and New York) and localities have passed their own laws to institute a $15 minimum wage—or even higher.
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Sunday, July 08, 2018
How Justice Kennedy’s Retirement Could Lead to an Increase in Housing Discrimination
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has pushed a number of significant issues to the forefront of discussion, since his more right-wing replacement could join the rest of the conservatives on the court to overturn such landmark decisions as Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges. One case of...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Bank of Whose America?
Bank of America has recently faced a backlash over the elimination of a basic checking account that required no monthly fee or minimum balance. The eBanking account, introduced in 2010, allowed customers to waive the monthly fee if they only used digital banking services. In 2013, Bank of America...
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