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Organic vegetables are shown at a Whole Foods Market

Should Prisoners Raise Your Food?

Fellow foodies, here’s a question for your conscience: Do you wonder whose hands helped bring your meal to the grocery? Whole Foods worried that you might.

October 3, 2015

Report: Learning About Inequality Just Makes White People Support More Inequality

One would think that hearing that blacks make up a disproportionate percentage of the prison population would make people want to do something to reform the criminal justice system. But not in America. A new study published in Psychological Science shows that telling white people about the unequal nature of the system only intensifies their support for policies that […]

August 7, 2014

Arizona Inmate Dies Belatedly In Apparently Botched Execution

By Matt Pearce, Cindy Carcamo and Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times TUCSON, Ariz. — A convicted murderer in Arizona gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes after a lethal injection Wednesday, his attorneys said, dying in a botched execution that will probably reinvigorate the national debate over the death penalty in the United States. […]

July 24, 2014

Idaho Teen Held In Solitary For Months After Murder Charges

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times The crime was so awful that readers of the local paper in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, complained that the details were too graphic to print. “Blood everywhere,” one officer noted in a police report, describing the apartment where he’d found blood on the floor, blood on the ceiling, and the […]

July 24, 2014

Attorney General Holder Criticizes Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke out Wednesday against what he described as the unnecessary use of solitary confinement for imprisoned juveniles who suffer from mental illness. “Across the country, far too many juvenile detention centers see isolation and solitary confinement as an appropriate way to handle challenging […]

May 14, 2014