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Black Youth Are Being Targeted and Our Reponse Must Be Decisive & Radical

Black Youth Are Being Targeted | Our response must be decisive & radical! Okay, I need five people willing to make a one-time donation of $500. Yes, I know $500 is not pocket change, but we are at a crossroads, and our boys are being targeted more now than ever. …

The Plea Bargain Trap: How to make an innocent client plead guilty

Opinions The Plea Bargain Trap: How to make an innocent client plead guilty By Jeffrey D. Stein Jan. 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. CST | Courtesy of Washington Post Jeffrey D. Stein is a public defender in Washington, D.C. Let’s examine the plea bargain trap that targets the poor and disenfranchised citizens …

The Private Prison Industrial Complex: Following the Money of Mass Incarceration

Following the Money of Mass Incarceration By Peter Wagner and Bernadette Rabuy   Tweet thisJanuary 25, 2017 | Courtesy of Prison Policy.org The cost of imprisonment — including who benefits and who pays — is a major part of the national discussion around criminal justice policy. But prisons and jails are just one piece of the criminal …

How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration

RACE How Black Leaders Unwittingly Contributed To The Era Of Mass Incarceration     LISTEN·36:1136:11QUEUE DOWNLOAD EMBED TRANSCRIPT Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email May 11, 20184:34 PM ET Heard on Fresh Air TERRY GROSS In Locking Up Our Own, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman Jr. argues that African-American leaders helped shape policies that harmed …

1.5 Million Missing Black Men

1.5 Million Missing Black Men By JUSTIN WOLFERS, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY APRIL 20, 2015 | Courtesy of NY Times For every 100 black women not in jail, there are only 83 black men. The remaining men – 1.5 million of them – are, in a sense, missing. 17 missing black men for every 100 black …

Private Prisons Suing States for Millions to Stay Full

Private Prisons Suing States for Millions to Stay Full By Terry Shropshire  |  September 26, 2013 8:44 AM EST  |  331 | Courtesy of Rolling Out Low crime rates bad for business for private prisons; they demand states keep them full The prison-industrial complex is so out of control that …

How Money Bail Killed Sandra Bland

How Money Bail Killed Sandra Bland How Money Bail Killed Sandra Bland ~ Those of you who have followed me and what I write know that I have been passionate about what happened to Sandra Bland from the onset. Those who are close to me will tell you that Sandra’s …

The School-to-Prison Pipeline ~ Social Engineering

Social Engineering: The School-to-Prison Pipeline The School-to-Prison Pipeline The term School-to-Prison Pipeline refers to the policies and practices of the public school system that systematically pushes a specific group of the student population out of the classroom and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, reflecting a reality in which …

Philadelphia Is Not Building a $400M Prison, but Pennsylvania Is!

Philadelphia Is Not Building a $400M Prison, but Pennsylvania Is! The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to great lengths to dispel some fallible accusations that the City’s public school system has cut funding to its schools, while the city has invested millions to build a $400 million prison facility. The mayor …

Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished

Michelle Alexander Gives A Fascinating Analysis On How White Privilege Allows Criminals To Go Unpunished “Research shows that a White man with a criminal record is more likely to be hired than a Black man without a criminal record. So even this system of mass incarceration when White folks are …