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Criminalizing of Black Culture--Cops


As a way to ensure white superiority, the New Jim Crow has become based upon mass incarceration and the criminalizing of black culture. Unlike when whites commit a crime and just the individual is blamed, when a black commits a crime the entire black culture is to blame. 266 more words

Healing Communities: Faith in the Age of Mass Incarceration

The core challenge to ending mass incarceration is dispelling the myth that some of us are not worthy of genuine care, concern, and compassion. 728 more words


5 Year Prison Sentence for Trespassing?

On October 13, 2014, New York Senator Chuck Schumer announced his proposal for a new federal law prohibiting trespassing on “critical infrastructure.” This law includes a maximum penalty of five years in prison. 234 more words

Ithaca College Students Restart Books Thru Bars Program

Saturday morning, a small but dedicated group of students gathered at Ithaca College to wrap books in brown paper bags. It almost looked like the students were preparing for Christmas – and that’s exactly how it will feel to the inmates in New York State prisons who receive those books. 663 more words

Jails And Prisons

A Psychotic Episode Shouldn't End in a Jail Cell

The following blog post, entitled “A Psychotic Episode Shouldn’t End in a Jail Cell,” on mental health services in this country comes from the ACLU. 388 more words

Prison Reform

Weekend News & Commentary — October 11-12

On Friday, the Nobel committee awarded Indian child labor activist Kailash Satyarthi the Nobel Peace Prize along with Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban after advocating for girl’s education. 950 more words

On Labor