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Prison Inmate Debate Team Whups Harvard

So much for only the stupid go to prison…Further evidence that America’s system of mass incarceration is also a complete waste of intellectual resources…

This Is How A Prison’s Debate Team Beat Harvard… 488 more words

The Post-Racial Life

Making History + The Beginning of Prison Reformation

FACT: The U.S accounts for just five percent of the world’s population, but accounts for 25% of the world’s inmates.

Around the time of Halloween this year, 6,000 drug offenders are planned to be released from prisons across the United States. 386 more words


Imprisonment violations by "developed" countries.

Prisons are designed to keep those that break the laws of a nation under tight wraps and away from the citizens of the nation that they can harm. 1,075 more words


Meet the LUTC Team

There have been a few changes over the past year to our team here at Light Up the City- we’ve lost Raoul (anyone find that guy yet?) and added a few and we think it’s about time we formally introduce ourselves.   1,004 more words

A Veteran Brooklyn Cop and Prosecutor Explains Why America's Criminal Justice System is a Disaster 

What we need to do to put fewer Americans behind bars.

You can only be proud of the American criminal justice system if you’ve managed to stay far away from it. 138 more words

Women of #nzpol Twitter: on the incarceration of trans women in male prisons

The “Women of #nzpol Twitter roundup” is brought to you in the interests of amplifying women’s voices in the political debate and also because:

It was reported on the weekend that a prisoner at the Serco-run prison in Wiri had been physically and sexually assaulted. 516 more words

Sex And Gender

Three perspectives on incarceration, criminal justice, and the impact on society

In The Guardian this week, an article was published noting that there had been 994 mass shootings in 1004 days. The rhetoric spinning out from the tragedy has focused on mental health, residual commentary on gun violence, and security (with some going so far as to suggest that arming more people is a step toward preventing such a shooting from reoccurring). 210 more words