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The Mass Incarceration of Ethnic Minorities

The third of four posts on America’s scandalous prison industrial complex.

While private prison companies and profits are the primary driver of America’s scandalous incarceration rates, institutional racism and the collapse of America’s mental health system also make a major contribution. 407 more words

Media Censorship And Propaganda

"No Place for Kids"

Universal public education has two possible—and contradictory—missions. One is the development of a literate, articulate, and well-informed citizenry so that the democratic process can continue to evolve and the promise of radical equality can be brought closer to realization. 2,725 more words

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Chain-Gang Charlie Crist and the Political Economy of Mass Incarceration in Florida

Critics of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist have spilled plenty of ink denouncing the former Florida governor’s political opportunism. Crist, a life-long Republican who was elected governor in 2006, became an independent candidate for the US Senate in 2010 after he lost the GOP primary to current Senator Marco Rubio. 2,202 more words

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Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

Does Our Prison Population Reflect a Broken Criminal Justice System?

 

Writers and reformers have been decrying the large number of prisoners in the United States for a number of years. 911 more words

Why Climate and Prison Activists Are Working Together 

Milk Not Jails is fighting to end mass incarceration and is fighting for a more livable world. In that world, urban and rural New Yorkers work together to build a sustainable economy where once imprisoned people are employed and once struggling farms flourish. 289 more words

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Speak Up Florida (Part 2): Human Rights Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

http://punkonomicsdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/prison-pt-2.mp3

To download right click and select “save link as” >>> PRISON PT. 2

We had 3 exciting local guests: Miguel Adams (cofounder of Speak-Up-Florida: for the Movement to End the New Jim Crow… 109 more words

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