The stark reality of recent years is that The American Dream – a perfect, safe and utterly protected life in suburbia – has been revealed to be a fantasy for most. 671 more words
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Bob McDaniel sits across from me in a chair in one of the offices at STRIVE New Haven, a career resource organization, calmly laying out the darker details of his past, and how they have made his present and future so difficult. 1,014 more words
Julian Adler discusses alternative sentencing:
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Any time spent behind bars is harmful to individuals, families and communities. In many cases, the use of jail makes society less safe: studies have consistently found that incarceration does not deter re-offending, with some research indicating that it actually increases the odds of recidivism.
Democracy Now interviews Michelle Alexander, author of the excellent book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.
The caption under the one of the pictures of the slide show says, “Police point out a demonstrator who has his arms raised before moving in to arrest him Tuesday, August 19, in Ferguson, Missouri.” The picture shows a group of cops, obviously pointing at a man with his hands raised in the air. 1,732 more words