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Land of free...what?

America is the home of the brave and the land of the free. But many of us know this isn’t quite true. America has the highest rate of incarceration, accounting for 25 percent in the world. 214 more words

Op-Ed: ‘National prison shutdown’ due to parole backlogs

Prisoners serving life sentences in prisons around South Africa are protesting continued backlogs in parole considerations, with some embarking on hunger strikes.

Prisoners in Barberton prison in Mpumalanga, St Albans in Port Elizabeth, Groenpunt in Vereeniging and others who were sentenced to life imprisonment before 2004 went on hunger strike at the beginning of this month calling it a “National Shutdown in SA prisons”. 1,069 more words

Justice System

How our focus on punishment fails society and inmates

While many prisoners in SA live in overcrowded, inhumane conditions often inconsistent with human rights, billions of taxpayer rands are invested in prisons every year. 1,061 more words

Justice System

The slavery hidden in the 13th Amendment

Despite having just five percent of the world’s population, America has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. This is ironic because America claims to be the land of the free, yet it is leads the world in the number of people kept in bondage. 392 more words

The long reach of implicit bias

I went to middle school with a sea of Caucasian students — and one person of color.

The student had just moved to town from Puerto Rico because the family up the road had finally finalized his adoption. 261 more words

How to be an Ally

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Man, that quote above was totally stock material. I didn’t add it. I probably should have deleted it and just launched directly into a stream of consciousness about the million ideas about ally-hood that are currently floating through my head.

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Meek Mill Speaks Out About Possible Retrial

Meek Mill checked in with Don Lemon on CNN to talk his experience with thew justice system, while behind bars. Meek is currently serving 2-4 years for a probation violation. 36 more words

Cam Cooper