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Rep. Niki Tsongas hosts Third District Day

That’s Rep. Niki Tsongas, right, with me, prison reform advocate Susan Tordella, left, April 7 at an opening reception with about 50 other people from Massachusetts who came to D.C. 68 more words

Interview with a Librarian for Incarcerated Youth

 Lee & Low Interview

originally published here: ftp://blog.leeandlow.com/2014/04/04/interview-with-a-librarian-for-incarcerated-youth/

Thank you for being with us, Amy Cheney! Let’s start with the basics: how would you describe your job, for someone who has no idea what you do? 1,782 more words

On Our Minds

United Methodist Church’s Black Caucus Approves New Plan to Tackle Mass Incarceration, Violence, Voter Rights, and Immigration Reform

Expect to hear more in the next three years from The United Methodist Church’s black caucus on issues that affect the denomination and wider U.S. society.

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30 Days of the 5-2

For many years I worked to reduce incarceration rates and eliminate the most harsh and inhumane aspects of imprisonment. This work is difficult, tireless, confusing, intensely rewarding, and I truly hope there is a day in my lifetime when the current system of mass incarceration is seriously restructured and the prison population drastically reduced. 337 more words

Poetry

Weekend reading

VlogBrothers take on mass incarceration in the US.

How prosecutors are using rap (and not other traditionally white genres of music) as evidence to convict people of crimes. 48 more words

Weekend Reading

Economic Outlook: Free College Education For All (Including Prison Inmates)

Taking the above quote to the extreme, defending something because it is “how we currently do it” is an even more “dangerous” way of thinking. 840 more words

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