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冤獄。虐型。Bail Fund: 保釋金基金,其實就是保釋金高利貸

2012年到2015年,你做了些什麼?Kalief什麼也沒做,被困在紐約市的Rikers Island的監獄里。Kalief是一位16歲的非裔少年,因為被控搶劫了一個背包而入獄。他始終否認犯過這樣的罪行。他苦等了三年也沒有等到他的審判,期間有兩年是被關在獨居牢獄裡不見天日。中間他曾經被警衛毒打、餓肚子,被其他人圍毆,搞得精神異常,多次嘗試自殺。他被送出獄後,每天都走去上高中同等學歷的課程GED,要走一個小時。他的親戚說,每天早上都看到他在做功課。


http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kalief-browder-1993-2015 104 more words


"Yes, It’s True. I Was Really Starting to Wonder If Something Was Wrong"

4-23-2011 – Letter To Mom

Yes, it’s true. I was really starting to wonder if something was wrong. {Editors Note: He was whining because I hadn’t sent a letter recently. 1,218 more words

Illinois Department of Corrections Sued for Overuse of Solitary Confinement

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois Department of Corrections on behalf of prisoners who claim to have suffered from the overuse and misuse of solitary confinement. 171 more words

Criminal Justice

Another Prison Cell Search

As I came back from the gym, I walked into my cell only to find it in shambles.

Dry rice and oatmeal was all over the floor. 104 more words

Steven Jennings


The US prison population of 2.3 million is greater even than that of China’s at 1.6 million. And ‘Sesame Street’ is the only entity actually addressing the issue. 31 more words

Chinese Prison System

Columbia University to divest from private prison firms

Columbia University’s board of trustees voted on June 22, 2015 to divest from private prison companies, CNN reported. It is the first major university in the country to do so. 238 more words


"History Favors the Prepared Political Movement" - An interview with Dr. Jill Stein

South Seattle Emerald’s Anne Althauser engaged Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein on topics of “lesser-evilism”, the importance of a “Green New Deal”, being an ally in the Black Lives Matter movement and why all politicians should spend a little time in jail on June 5th while she was in Seattle for the “Building an Alternative to Corporate Politics” Rally to support Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s reelection campaign. 4,776 more words