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Promising New Partnership Seeks To Reduce Incarceration

The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.

May 16, 2015

The Poor Get A Moment

Will we regard poverty as a haunting national problem, or will politicians talk only about the middle class since mentioning the poor is politically toxic?

May 14, 2015
Hillary Clinton, Police Brutality, Incarceration, Prisons, Poverty, Body-Cameras, Police, Politcs, Baltimore, Columbia University

Clinton Calls For End To ‘Mass Incarceration’ As Riots Become Campaign Issue

“Clinton is joining a chorus of politicians demanding that police officers everywhere be equipped with body cameras.”

April 29, 2015
San Quentin, Prisons, Infrastructure, California, Jerry Brown, Death Penalty, Incarceration

As Death Row Runs Out Of Room, California Governor Covets Space Left By The Newly Sprung

California prisons are running out of room to house the condemned men it said it would kill but has yet to.

April 6, 2015
Infrastructure, Meat, Butcher, Minnesotta, National News, Mark Dayton, Prison Program, Incarceration, Agriculture

Inmates To Butchers: Bill Would Create Meat Processing Program

Farmers who lament the lack of local butchers may have an answer in prison-based meat processing facilities.

April 2, 2015
Incarceration, Prison, Legal, Floyd Brown, African American, North Carolina, National News, Mental Illness, Top News

Wrongfully Held, Floyd Brown Awarded Millions, But His Money Is Locked Up

After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.

April 2, 2015

Glenn Ford Walks Free, Marty Stroud Never Will

Let Marty Stroud’s experience serve as a warning to those who persist in believing the death penalty is justice. The death penalty is, he now writes, “state-assisted revenge.”

March 25, 2015