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'New Step in Long Walk to Freedom': Palestinian Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday, protesting dismal conditions as well as "Israel's inhumane system of colonial and military occupation." Some said as many as 1,500 political prisoners in six jails across Israel were participating in the open-ended...
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Prison and Profits
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. — Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience It turns out that the immigration crackdown that DJT’s ICE is pursuing, though hard on illegals and their families by producing terrible uncertainty for them,...
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Prisons, Phones, and Profit
When at last this little instrument appeared, consisting, as it does, of parts every one of which is familiar to us, and capable of being put together by an amateur, the disappointment arising from its humble appearance was only partially relieved on finding that it was really able to talk. — James...
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Leaping Beyond the Prison Walls
In the first week of February, thirteen students—all incarcerated adolescents serving time in an adult correctional facility—gather to think through a provocative question posed to them by Naomi Klein, one of the authors of the Leap Manifesto : “Is there anything in this broad vision of a justice-...
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How to Reverse Incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen Steps to Stop Being First in Being Last
Louisiana was recently named “ Worst State ” in the nation, again . One of the reasons was the state’s 50 th ranking in crime and corrections . Being the incarceration capital of the county is obviously not helping our reputation. Here are a dozen plus ways for Louisiana to stop jailing many more...
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With DOJ Reversal on Private Prisons, Corporate Jailers Get What They Paid For
Reflecting the influence of big donors and corporate interests on the Trump administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the Department of Justice's (DOJ) 2016 directive to scale back the use of for-profit, private prisons. In a one-page memo to the acting head of the Bureau...
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Private Prisons Are Poised for a Comeback Under Trump. Here’s How to Reform Them.
Just a few months ago, things were looking very bleak for the private prison industry. In mid-August, the Justice Department’s inspector general issued a report finding that privately operated federal prisons are more dangerous than those managed by the federal Bureau of Prisons and need more...
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Inauguration Boycott Grows Along With Women's March Momentum
More than 20 U.S. lawmakers have now said they will not attend Friday's inauguration ceremony, while Saturday's Women's March continues to gain steam. Fusion is keeping a list of representatives who are skipping President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration—a list that grew overnight after Trump...
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Prisoners to Strike Against 'Prison Industrial Complex' and Food Giant Aramark
Organizers of last year's prison strike are planning a new protest against Aramark, a massive for-profit food provider of both sports stadium fare and prison meals nationwide. Aramark "provides meals for more than 500 correctional facilities across the country and has been the subject of complaints...
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In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons
In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), an expert panel of law enforcement, national security, military, and other experts who advise the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security voted on Thursday to recommend that the agency shift away from using private...
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